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Gov Ikpeazu, Obasa, Kanu, others for CAMA 2018 in Lagos

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All is now set for the 2018 edition of the much talked about prestigious award ceremony in Africa, Classic Africa Merit Awards (CAMA), slated to hold today Sunday, 25th November 2018, at the popular Airport Hotel, Awolowo Road, Balogun Bus Stop, Ikeja, Lagos, by 2PM.
The highly innovating annual event, established in 2011 by Digital Solutions, the publisher of Classic Magazine, under the leadership of Dave Agwazim, is set up to honour the important personalities, companies, institutions, governance, business, entertainment and others, who put in their efforts in driving the Nigerian economy to zenith; this is due to their significant contributions to the sustanance and growth of Africa’s business environment.
The 7th edition of the award, will play host to several important personalities in the Nigerian society including the Keynote Speaker, Mr Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, Chairman Redbrick Real Estate Limited,
Who will be doing justice to the 2018 theme,  “Restructuring; Roadmap to Political Stability and Economic Prosperity in Nigeria”.
The Chairman of the occasion is Dr Iyke Kanu, Managing Director/CEO of Etoks Communications.
Other expected special guests to grace the occasion includes Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Executive governor of Abia State, Bishop Tom Samson, Bishop Anene Nwachukwu, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly,Commissioner for Women Affairs, Lagos, Hon Lola Akande, Commissioner for Transportation, Hon. Ladi Lawanson, Senator Duro Samuel Faseyi, Hon. Omobolanle Akiyemi-Obe, among others.
Renowned entertainers, Koffi Idowu and Iyabo Ojo are the official MCs to officiate the event like no others.
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Tribunal sack: Dino Melaye reacts, says no cause for alarm

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The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has reacted to the nullification of his victory in the March 22 election and ordering of a fresh election by the Kogi West National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Lokoja on Friday.

Melaye, in a statememt, said the judgment is a miscarriage of justice and therefore, no cause of alarm.

The PDP chieftain further said that his legal team was already studying the judgement, adding that he would appeal it.

He said he was confident that the Appeal Court would upturn the judgement of the lower tribunal.

According to him, the judgement was full of importation of information that was alien to the case.

Melaye said, “I, however, commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice?”

“I have confidence in the Appeal Court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement.”

He added, “I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short-lived while appealing to my teeming supporters to remain calm as their mandate is safe and secure and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.

“However, our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail.”

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BREAKING: Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi west senator

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The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has quashed the victory of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district.

Melaye (PDP) was declared winner in the February election by INEC but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) approached the tribunal, challenging INEC declaration on three grounds of irregularities, over voting and non compliance with the electoral acts.

The three man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday accepted Adeyemi’s ground and order for reelection into the senatorial axis.

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Sylva assumes duty as minister of state for petroleum …As NNPC, others welcome him

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The newly appointed Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has assumed duties with a pledge to reposition and chart a way forward for the Nigerian petroleum sector.

A press release Wednesday by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said Chief Sylva pledged to work with the experts at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the other departments and agencies under the Ministry to move the sector forward.

In a welcome ceremony for Chief Sylva at the NNPC Towers in Abuja, the new Minister of State for Petroleum Resources who was accompanied by his wife, Alanyingi Sylva, stated that with the calibre of workforce in the Ministry, he was sure that the nation’s oil and gas sector would move to the next level.

Chief Sylva, who is a former Governor of Bayelsa State brings on the job several years of cognate experience in the petroleum sector.

The new Minister of State contributed profoundly to the institution of the Amnesty programme in the Niger Delta region which, over time, has led to restoration of peace in the oil producing areas of Nigeria.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, reassured Chief Sylva of the readiness of all members of staff in the Ministry to support him to succeed in the onerous task of transforming the Nigerian oil and gas sector for the good of all stakeholders.

On hand to welcome the Minister at the brief ceremony were the Group Managing director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari; Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF), Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau; and the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), Alhaji Ahmed Bobboi, amongst others.

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