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Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Nanorest: 11:58am On Oct 09
THE Chairman of Esan West local government area, Hon Patrick Aguinede, has been suspended from office over allegation of corruption.


Edo, Obaseki
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State
This brings to three the chairmen that have been suspended from in the last three months. The others are Alhaji Aremiyau Aligamhe Momoh of Etsako East and Hon Yakson Musa of Etsako West local government area.



Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Mr. Monday Osaigbovo, said Governor Obaseki has always warned them on his zero tolerance for corrupt practices.

Osaigbovo said Aguinede was suspended for a period of two months to allow an investigation into allegations made against him.

He said one of the allegations was that an estate agent petitioned Aguinede that he bought a house for him for N30m and Aguinede refused to pay his agency fees.


Osaigbovo said Aguinede was alleged not to have remitted complete money collected as Internally Generated Revenue.

“The statistics he gave as the number of tricycles and motorcycles operating in Esan West is 3000. If he collected N150 each from them, that amounts to N9m monthly but Aguinede was remitting the only N4.5m.



“The Governor always warned us that anybody caught would not only be sacked but be prosecuted.”

Responding to the suspension, Aguinede said he has accepted it in good faith but said that the issue of buying a house for N30m was not a government matter because he was rich as far back as 1988.

He said he would appear before any panel set up to investigate the allegations.


Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/10/obaseki-suspends-council-chairman-over-corruption-allegation/

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Lexusgs430: 12:11pm On Oct 09
Good.... Get rid of the cronies slaves........

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Flamzey00(m): 12:11pm On Oct 09
This kinda topic shouldn’t b on this page please. We are tired of reading and hearing those niggas in power do shit.... We no Dey gain anything from them again. We are suffering and smiling!!!
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by HRHF: 12:12pm On Oct 09
Am soo taya of this country

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Raphsays: 12:12pm On Oct 09
I just hope these sackings are not politically oriented.

If they are not Nice one by Mr Governor.

I hope this can be effected at the Federal Level.

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by SoftP(m): 12:12pm On Oct 09
As much as i will commend the state govt fighting corruption,
But this is a clear case of witch-hunting.

What concerns govt with paying agents fee?

Should there be bridge of agreement, i think the court is a better place to settle personal issues.
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by alveene(m): 12:13pm On Oct 09
I thought governors do not have any constitutional right to suspend LG chairmen?

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Gabson4040(m): 12:14pm On Oct 09
[color=#000000][/color] Obaseki is doing the needful

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by NSNO(m): 12:14pm On Oct 09
I am sure that something is going on underground.
Something they are not telling us.
Something fishy
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by WinkWrld: 12:15pm On Oct 09
Edo state is a role model for the enlightened

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Adebowale89(m): 12:15pm On Oct 09
Politically corrupted ba? I guess he publicly express his loyalty to Oshiomole hence the sacked




na today chairman of council they pack money? or are the rest of his chairmen second lieutenant to Jesus

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by thesicilian: 12:15pm On Oct 09
Governor Obaseki is one Governor I respect so much, his willingness to do the right thing no matter whose feet are stepped on is admirable. He should be careful though, knowing fully well that corruption will always fight back. He should learn from Ambode.

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Homeboiy: 12:16pm On Oct 09
He should return those beautiful sciences at kings square


He is not trying
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by starbright4real(m): 12:17pm On Oct 09
gud day, pls i seriously need a job, i am a graduate of accounting (hnd) 07037799108
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by KEVIND: 12:18pm On Oct 09
Nigeria’s Poverty Population Hits 94 Million —OXFAM

From 91,501,377 in April to 94,470,535 people in September.
2,969,158 people move into extreme poverty in 6months.

Oxfam International says no fewer than 94,470,535 million people in Nigeria live below extreme poverty line, according to the latest World Poverty Clock.

Oxfam International Country Director in Nigeria, Constant Tchona, said this on Monday in Abuja at the organisation’s Programme Quality Review and Planning meeting with the theme “On the Road To Becoming an Influencing Hub”.

Mr Tchona decried that this number of people live below the benchmark of N684 per day.

“The number of people that live below extreme poverty level as at April was 91,501,377, making Nigeria the World Capital of Poverty.

“As if that was not bad enough, at the moment, six months later, the number has jumped up to 94,470,535 people.

“What this means is that we have added 2,969,158 people more into extreme poverty.

“By comparison, this number is more than the population of Gambia and Cape Verde combined.

“At the current rate, Nigeria is not only off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but many now believe that up to 25 per cent of the world’s extreme poor will live in Nigeria by 2030.

“Nigeria total population is 200,963,599 people according to the Worldometer and is to become the world’s third largest country by 2050,” he noted.

While describing the burden as pathetic, the country director noted that Nigerian government was aware of the rate of poverty in the land.

Mr Tchona quoted President Muhammadu Buhari’s intention to “lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next 10 years and set them on the path to prosperity’’ to “fundamentally shift Nigeria’s trajectory and place it among the World’s Great Nations’’.

According to him, if this is achieved, Nigeria will shock the world to achieve the SDGs.

“Now the question is what is the role of the citizens and how that role will be played in supporting both elected and appointed officials in achieving this lofty goal.

“What could be the role of International NGOs like Oxfam on that journey?” he asked.

He noted that in order to effectively make impact in poverty reduction, the organisation would have to reminiscent on its programmes to ensure they were not against Oxfam well established quality standard.

He stressed the need to expedite actions, adding that more people are getting into extreme poverty as at the moment.

Mr Tchona explained that the meeting was to reflect on what that role of the organisation in support for government and citizens could be in order to reduce the burden of poverty.

He said the meeting was also to explore ways to strengthen business support to power up Oxfam execution capability while ensuring operational excellence.

https://www.nairaland.com/5461141/nigerias-poverty-population-hits-94

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/356391-94-million-nigerians-live-below-poverty-line-oxfam.html

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by tesppidd: 12:18pm On Oct 09
grin

Suddenly and one by one Oshiomole's boys are involved in corruption.

Politics ehn!
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by daewoorazer(m): 12:19pm On Oct 09
alveene:
I thought governors do not have any constitutional right to suspend LG chairmen?

Yes only if they are elected...but I guess these ones are appointees by the Governor himself...these days governors don’t conduct local govt elections...they just appoint chairmen to work with them.

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by hisexcellency34: 12:20pm On Oct 09
Oshiomhole, how market?
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Lami4real: 12:20pm On Oct 09
Good work
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by ArmaniUhuru: 12:22pm On Oct 09
Oshomole will not like this.
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Sirpaul(m): 12:23pm On Oct 09
Obaseki Suspend yourself please
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Asowebdesign: 12:25pm On Oct 09
Hmmm
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Flexherbal(m): 12:27pm On Oct 09
Good
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Crazeworld(m): 12:29pm On Oct 09
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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by mechanics(m): 12:36pm On Oct 09
No more business as usual.
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by Isoduwa(m): 12:36pm On Oct 09
starbright4real:
gud day, pls i seriously need a job, i am a graduate of accounting (hnd) 07037799108


Go agency here na Nairaland
Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by MichaelSokoto(m): 12:59pm On Oct 09
thesicilian:
Governor Obaseki is one Governor I respect so much, his willingness to do the right thing no matter whose feet are stepped on is admirable. He should be careful though, knowing fully well that corruption will always fight back. He should learn from Ambode.
Ambode was p**syass nigga wit no guts!
grin

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Re: Obaseki Suspends Another Council Chairman Over Corruption Allegations by zukky79(m): 1:18pm On Oct 09
The chairman exhibited high handedness in his dealings with the masses. Busy locking up shops for not paying exorbitant revenue charges but with no single project to show for it since he assumed office. Imagine selling reflective vests to over 3500 bike men at 3000 naira a piece and still they will not fix any bad road.

So many people are praying that his removal will be permanent.

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