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Kogi govt Gives Clarification on Reopening Schools
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Kogi govt Gives Clarification on Reopening Schools

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> The Kogi State government has made clarification on a directive making the rounds that schools in the State should immediately reopen. Reports emerged on Monday, particularly on social media, that the government has directed schools principals and teachers to resume on Monday, 15th June 2020. However the Executive Chairman, Kogi State Science, Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission (STETSCOM), Mrs. Cecilia Cook denied the report, describing the rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers. Speaking through the Information Officer, Mr. Onighaye Talabi, she said that the c...
PDP Declares 7-day Prayers, Fasting To Restore Ihedioha’s Mandate
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PDP Declares 7-day Prayers, Fasting To Restore Ihedioha’s Mandate

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday declared a one week fasting and prayers for God to restore the mandate of the former governor of the state, Mr Emeka Ihedioha. According to a statement signed by the party’s State Secretary, Nze Ray Emeana, on Saturday, the spiritual exercise would commence on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Members of the party in the state, are instructed to dress in black during the spiritual exercise. The party stated that “during this period, all ward excos should request for mass in their local churches and assemble at LGA party secretariat daily at noon for prayers and breaking of fast. “Prayer point is asking God to intervene and restore the victory of Emeka Ihedioha as the duly elected governor of Imo State. “We e...
Judgement of Supreme Court does not Reflect Voting during Elections — Ihedioha
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Judgement of Supreme Court does not Reflect Voting during Elections — Ihedioha

The immediate past governor of Imo state, RT. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha has condemned the Tuesday judgement of the supreme court, led by the Chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed, that declared Hope Uzodinma of the APC Governor-Elect of Imo state, saying it in contravention of the will of the people and does not reflect the voting that took place during the elections. In a statement obtained by Vanguard, Ihedioha stated that the Supreme Court verdict came as a rude shock and surprise considering the facts on the ground, and legal precedence. The statement reads in part: “I am reporting back to you our great Imo people on the fate of the mandate you freely gave to me as Governor and Engr. Gerald Irona as Deputy Governor. This mandate has now been truncated and cut shor...
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Sowore’s Co-Defendant, Olawale Bakare, Declared Missing

Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of their trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest the two men. Activist, Olawale Bakare popularly known as Mandate, who is standing trial with pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore, in a case brought against them by the Nigerian Government, has been declared missing. Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of their trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest the two men. After facing resistance from other activists inside the courtroom however, the DSS operatives retreated outside to lay ambush. T...
DSS Defers Sowore, Bakare’s Release Till Thursday
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DSS Defers Sowore, Bakare’s Release Till Thursday

Detained activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare (aka Mandate), who are facing a treasonable felony charge, on Wednesday, failed to regain their freedom after they perfected all their bail conditions. However, a member of their legal team told Vanguard that the Department of State Service, DSS, promised to release them from custody on Thursday. The lawyer who craved anonymity because he did not seek the permission of his principal to speak to the press on the matter, disclosed that the DSS was served with a duly signed order of the Federal High Court in Abuja directing that the defendants should be released from detention. The court order, which was signed by trial Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, indicated that both Sowore...
With Developments In Zamfara, Our Mandate Too Shall Be Reclaimed – Abba Yusuf
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With Developments In Zamfara, Our Mandate Too Shall Be Reclaimed – Abba Yusuf

The Kano State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Candidate, Abba Yusuf, has expressed optimism that he would also reclaim his mandate from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the tribunal. The Kano PDP governorship candidate stated this while reacting to the sacking of the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress, APC, governor-elect, by the Supreme Court on Friday. The Supreme Court on Friday morning dismissed the appeal of APC, challenging Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from issuing certificates of return to APC governor-elect, Mukhtar Koguna, in Zamfara State. The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules. In the judgment by Justice Paul Galinji, the Supreme Court, th...
Rita Edochie Dedicates Her Birthday To Atiku, Prays He Reclaims Mandate
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Rita Edochie Dedicates Her Birthday To Atiku, Prays He Reclaims Mandate

Rita Edochie Dedicates Her Birthday To Atiku, Prays Rita Edochie who turned a year older today, dedicated her birthday to Atiku Abubakar and further prayed that he reclaims his mandate in court.According to the veteran actress, she is not celebrating because after many years of Independence, Nigeria deserves. Rita who further stated that Nigerians should be worried about what we are passing through today as she dedicated her birthday to Atiku, added that the most controversial issue at the moment was the presidential election which generated so much heat. She wrote;
Atiku to Buhari: ‘Dont fabricate lies, defend your electoral robbery
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Atiku to Buhari: ‘Dont fabricate lies, defend your electoral robbery

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar Wednesday dismissed the alleged $30,000 spent by him to hire a US lobby group to persuade the US Congress to stop the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as shameless lies. He also challenged Buhari to think of even how to defend the 2019 electoral robbery allegedly perpetrated by him. The Media Adviser to Abubakar, Paul Ibe said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja. Ibe said, “Atiku to Buhari: Desist From Fabrication Of Shameless Lies, Focus On Defending Your Electoral Heist In Court. “Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar dismisses as “total fabrication” the latest allegation instigated by the Buhari campaign that he spent $30,000 to hire a US lobby group to per...
PDP speaks on ban in Zamfara mining, tasks Buhari
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PDP speaks on ban in Zamfara mining, tasks Buhari

The Zamfara state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be a perfect gentleman by ensuring total implementation of the ban he was said to have placed on mining activities in Zamfara state. Reacting to the recent ban on both licensed and unlicensed solid mineral miners in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha, the state chairman of the PDP, said the solution to rampant killings and kidnappings have been quite overdue in the state. Alhaji Mallaha noted that the most important responsibility of every responsible government to the citizens was adequate protection of the lives and property of citizens in any part of the country. “It is very certain that no responsible government can succeed when it is taking the security of lives and properti...
Rivers Election: My Mandate Was Stolen — Awara Cries Out
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Rivers Election: My Mandate Was Stolen — Awara Cries Out

The Rivers State governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara, yesterday claimed to know why top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are foisting Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the people. Speaking on a local radio, Awara alleged that the INEC leadership returned Wike as the governor to prevent him from being probed for his actions when he held the forte in the Education Ministry as minister. He named INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; the National Commissioner in charge of Rivers, Bayelsa and Edo states, May Agbamuche-Mbu; Rivers REC Obo Effanga and Administrative Secretary in the state Elder Etim Umoh as those offering Wike cover. According to him, his agent Dr. Lawrence Chuku was ...
ADC Advices Buhari: You Need To Apologize To Onnoghen
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ADC Advices Buhari: You Need To Apologize To Onnoghen

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has been backed up by the ADC who have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize to him  and to also restore him without further delay. The African Democratic Congress (ADC) gave this advice to Buhari, saying that any further “progression of the torture of the Supreme Court chief debases Nigeria.” The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party stated this in a communiqué issued on Tuesday after its meeting held in Abuja, where it also vowed to continue to support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in his quest to reclaim his mandate. The party which faulted the conduct of the 2019 elections, alleged that its members who participated in the exercise were robbed through the ...
Ndume unfit to be Senate President – PDP rival
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Ndume unfit to be Senate President – PDP rival

The main challenger of Senator Ali Ndume’s bid to represent Borno South District in the ninth National Assembly, Alhaji Kudla Satumari of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked him to forget his ambition to be Senate President. Satumari, who failed in his efforts to dislodge Ndume from the Senate during the February 23 elections, stressed that the former Majority Leader of the Senate was not the right candidate for such a high leadership position. He described him as a self- centred person who has contributed nothing to the development of his constituents. Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Satumari also warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to nominate Ali Ndume as Senate President because he will reclaim his mandate at the Election Tribunal. He allege...
INEC Warns Against Disruption Of Rivers Collation Results
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INEC Warns Against Disruption Of Rivers Collation Results

The National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Festus Okoye, has warned against the disruption of Rivers collation results. He said any agent of the various political parties that plans to disrupt the process will be taken out of the collation centre. “If any individual or agent of any political party wants to disrupt the process, that person will be taken out of the collation centre”. Mr Okoye stated this on Channels Television’s breakfast Programme, Sunrise Daily. According to him, the commission is determined to conclude the electoral process in the state. He explained that the officials involved in the result collations are experienced and have the mandate of the commission to ensure that the processes are concluded. He also noted t...
UNILAG announces 2017, 2018 convocation ceremonies
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UNILAG announces 2017, 2018 convocation ceremonies

The University of Lagos says 271 students of the institution would be graduating with First Class degrees during its 2017/2018 Convocation ceremonies, scheduled for April 1 to April 5. The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who disclosed this at a pre-convocation news conference on Wednesday in Lagos, said that 56 of graduands to receive first class degrees were from the Faculty of Engineering. According to him, a total of 12,811 students would be receiving degrees, diplomas and certificates at this year’s convocation ceremonies. He said of the total number of graduands, 7,406, representing 57.8 per cent, would bag first degrees or diploma, while 5,405 others representing 42.2 per cent would receive postgraduate degrees. Giving a breakdown of the cla...
Benue APC rejects Ortom’s victory, heads to tribunal
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Benue APC rejects Ortom’s victory, heads to tribunal

Makurdi – The Benue chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the outcome of the Governorship election declared on Sunday, in favour of Gov Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party said in a statement on Sunday in Makurdi that the results did not reflect the wishes of the people. The statement signed by Prof. Eugene Aliegba, Secretary Jime/Ode Campaign Organisation, said that APC would challenge the results in court. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday declared Ortom winner of both the governorship and supplementary polls conducted on March 9 and March 23, to determine the Benue governor. Ortom polled 434,473 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Emmanuel Jime of the APC, who polled 345,155 votes. The statem...
Stop Gloating, Atiku Will Soon Reclaim His Mandate – PDP Tells President Buhari
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Stop Gloating, Atiku Will Soon Reclaim His Mandate – PDP Tells President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Buhari to stop gloating and showboating on Nigerians with what they described as "the stolen 2019 Presidential mandate". According to PDP, the 'people's candidate', Atiku Abubakar would soon retrieve the presidential mandate from Buhari at the tribunal. The party said this in a statement released by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan. Read below The party further describes President Buhari’s renewed attack and blame game on PDP administrations as a lame attempt to divert public attention from the overwhelming evidence that he rigged the elections, as well as from the plots by his Presidency to obstruct the clear winner, Atiku Abubakar, from going to the tribunal to reclaim the mandate freely given to him by Nigerians. It ...
APC’s Claim On Akpabio Stolen Mandate An Insult – PDP
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APC’s Claim On Akpabio Stolen Mandate An Insult – PDP

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former national publicity secretary, Senator Aniette Okon, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s claims that votes meant for Senator Godswill Akpabio and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the last president and National Assembly elections in the state were stolen was a slight on the people of the state. Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, who represented President Buhari, Monday, during a ‘thank you’ visit to the APC supporters in the state assured that efforts would be made to recover the votes of Akpabio and other candidates stolen by the PDP in collusion with INEC in the state. He said, “it is impossible for Senator Godswill Akpabio to lose election in Akwa Ibom.” But Okon described the President’s utterances as ...
INEC Robbed APC, Akpabio of Victory, Buhari Alleges
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INEC Robbed APC, Akpabio of Victory, Buhari Alleges

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday alleged that the votes of the people of Akwa Ibom State were stolen during the recent presidential and National Assembly elections, vowing that they would be reclaimed through proper channel. Speaking yesterday through the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at a town hall meeting held by the elders and stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Uyo, the state capital, the president called on the electorate in the state to defend their votes during Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly elections in the state. Buhari said it was doubtful that the former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio lost the election, alleging that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) robbed Akpabio and the APC of victory at the...
APC vs PDP: Why Buhari doesn’t need Nigerians – Secondus
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APC vs PDP: Why Buhari doesn’t need Nigerians – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of not needing Nigerians because they have the military might in a democracy. Prince Secondus said that the value of Nigerians in a democracy has been diminished because President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling APC, have chosen to use the military to get what Nigerian voters cannot give them. A statement to DAILY POST on Monday by Ike Abonyi, his Media Aide said that Secondus spoke while declaring open the expanded caucus meeting of the party at its Wadata Plaza headquarters on Monday. He said that what obtains in the country today as witnessed on February 23, Presidential and National Assembly election is a full-blown dictatorship. He said in a ...
Any Sane Person Who Hears My Voice Will Stand Still – Okorocha
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Any Sane Person Who Hears My Voice Will Stand Still – Okorocha

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has said any sane person who hears his voice will stand still. He made this known while berating the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for undermining his influence in the state. Speaking during the APC presidential campaign rally in the state, Okorocha expressed his displeasure with the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as the APC governorship candidate in the state. The Governor however praised President Buhari for his strides in the fight against corruption, infrastructural development, as well efforts at “making life better for the common man”. He said; “My names are Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha and I was the founding father of APC in Imo State and I’m the only governor [with that position] in the whole South-East region. ...
Lalong Pays N806,000 To Free 37 Inmates From Plateau Prison
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Lalong Pays N806,000 To Free 37 Inmates From Plateau Prison

In his first outing of the year, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Wednesday, paid N806,900 as fines and compensations for 37 prison inmates scattered across the state. Lalong The governor, who was accompanied on the compassion visit to Shendam Prison by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Yakubu Dakwak, said he was deeply touched by the plight of the inmates, most of who were poor and unable to pay for the little fines that subjected them to unjustified prolonged prison stay. Lalong noted that keeping such large number of youths in detention could hinder national development, and promised to take concrete steps to support the Nigeria Prison Service to be able to cater adequately for the inmates. A statement by Plateau Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Luka Ayedoo, said t...
Father Mbaka behaving like infidel, devil now speak through many pastors – Christian Elders
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Father Mbaka behaving like infidel, devil now speak through many pastors – Christian Elders

Christian Elders in Nigeria have called out Father Mbaka who they said is behaving like an infidel, over the recent incident at his church bazaar at the Adoration Ground, Enugu. The National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, further stated that what has been happening to Christianity in the country is appalling, and according to the group,  the problem of Nigeria is the “conflict between democracy and Sharia.” The Chairman of NCEF, Solomon Asemota, SAN who called out Father Mbaka during the interview with Vanguard said; “And some of our pastors are loosing torch that democracy is a bye product of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. ‘Because Sharia now plays a dominant role, it’s difficult to protect our Christian morals. “And so, what we have is one cult to the other cult and the...
Refusal to Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Invitation to Anarchy, Says CUPP
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Refusal to Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Invitation to Anarchy, Says CUPP

                                                     President Muhammadu Buhari Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has described the refusal of assent to the 2018 Electoral Act amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari as an invitation to electoral anarchy. In a statement issued on Friday by its spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP said President Buhari had expectedly failed again to take advantage of the rare opportunity presented by the Electoral Act Amendment Bill to write his name as the President that signed the law that guaranteed electoral credibility in Nigeria. “It is an act of clear desperation that the President had shown. For each of the four times the Electoral Amendment Bill was presented to him for assent, he waited until the last day of his cons...
Adeleke Will Get His Mandate Back, Davido Insists
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Adeleke Will Get His Mandate Back, Davido Insists

David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has said he was certain his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) governorship candidate at the last Osun governorship election would reclaim his mandate when the election, petition tribunal resumes hearing on the election. The frontline music star, who led the campaign team of his uncle in the buildup to the election as they visited major towns in the state, said he was sure the people of the state voted massively for PDP, adding that it was only a matter of time before their mandate was reclaimed. Speaking briefly with some newsmen in Lagos State shortly before he jetted out of the country for music engagements in Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East, the IF singer said nothing would stop Adeleke from becoming the ...
INEC Lacks Capacity to Conduct Credible Polls, Says Wike
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INEC Lacks Capacity to Conduct Credible Polls, Says Wike

Nyesom-Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacks the capacity to conduct credible polls in 2019. The governor said Nigerians should not be deceived by the statements usually released by INEC because the commission’s works negate her mandate. He spoke at the Government House Port Harcourt yesterday when he granted audience to the Senate Committee on INEC. He said: “Let’s not deceive ourselves, INEC is not prepared for credible elections. If there is an agency that is not prepared for 2019, it is INEC. I have no confidence in INEC. There is no amount of INEC’s preparation that will convince me. “INEC chooses how it interprets laws to suit those they support. They choose the court orders to obey and t...
NMA Tasks Police On Quackery In Medical Profession
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NMA Tasks Police On Quackery In Medical Profession

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti chapter, has appealed to the police and other security agencies to join in the efforts to combat quackery in the medical profession. It said the menace has caused the deaths of many innocent Nigerians, crippled the medical profession and reduced the quality of practice in the country. The body frowns on the rising waves of child and maternal mortality in Nigeria and reduced life expectancy of the people due to the disparity in access to quality healthcare delivery, calling for the full implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for the actualisation of the universal health coverage of the federal government. Speaking while reviewing the week-long 2018 Physicians’ Week at a press conference in Ado Ekiti Sunday, the NM...
More Trouble for APC as Another N’assembly Aspirant Heads to Court
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More Trouble for APC as Another N’assembly Aspirant Heads to Court

A victorious candidate in the recently conducted House of Representatives primary election for Magama/Rijau constituency of Niger State, Alhaji Jafaru Ilyasu, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has protested his substitution with Shehu Salleh who did not contest the election. Ilyasu has therefore vowed to use all legal means including seeking redress in the law courts to reclaim “my mandate”. His supporters also in their hundreds stormed Minna Saturday from their constituency to protest what they described “as illegal and ungodly act”. The latest development has added to the confusion that has plagued the ruling party in Niger State since the conduct of the primary election. Another victorious senatorial aspirant, Alhaji Sani Musa (313), whose candidacy was ...
Funke Adesiyan Speaks On Next Plans After Stolen Mandate
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Funke Adesiyan Speaks On Next Plans After Stolen Mandate

Nollywood actress turned politician, Funke Adesiyan has stated that she is not backing out of politics despite her stolen mandate, which seemingly set her back in her ambition to serve her constituency in Oyo State. Barely 24 hours after celebrating her victory at the primary election of the party, where she claimed to have emerged the standard bearer ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesiyan said she was shocked to find out that her name had been replaced. In a statement signed by her and shared on social media platforms, livid Adesiyan said she could not bring herself to believe that her victory could be upturned without any explanation. The statement read in part: “While I am not quite happy that my hard-earned mandate was taken away from me, as this rudely stands against the prin...
Actress Funke Adesiyan Loses APC House Of Assembly Ticket
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Actress Funke Adesiyan Loses APC House Of Assembly Ticket

Nollywood actress turned politician, Funke Adesiyan who was running for the Oyo State house of assembly loses her mandate. She took to social media to vent her anger and disappointment. She wrote @funkeadesiyan Dear friends, We have come to the end of a long journey. A very rigorous and eventful one. The people of Ibadan South East 2 have spoken. They spoke loudly and clearly. The journey of the last one year has been halted, and I thank you all for standing by me. For believing in my vision and for throwing your weight behind me in critical moments. I will never take this significant support for granted. The primary election has come and gone and I have been made to believe and accept the outcome in good fate. While I am not quite happy that my hard-earned mandate was tak...
Governor Akeredolu Commiserates With Family Of Murdered Teenage Model, Police Arrest Boyfriend
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Governor Akeredolu Commiserates With Family Of Murdered Teenage Model, Police Arrest Boyfriend

  Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has asked the state police command to fish out the killers of a model and graduate of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ajila Seun, who was raped and stabbed to death at her mother's home around Sunday Bus Stop, Akure. The governor, who sympathised with the family of the deceased, assured them that his administration would support the police to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act. Consequently, police detectives have apprehended the victim’s boyfriend, Ebenezer Adedamola, as a principal suspect. Adedamola’s arrest was sequel to the information provided by the mother of the deceased ,Yemisi Ajayi, to detectives during interogation. Her mother reportedly met her in the pool of her blood when she return...
Oyetola Will Build On Aregbesola’s Legacies -APC
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Oyetola Will Build On Aregbesola’s Legacies -APC

Mr Kunle Oyatomi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman in Osun, on Friday, said governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, would build on the legacies of Gov. Rauf Aregbesola. Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola Oyatomi said this in an interview after the announcement of Oyetola as the winner of the gubernatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in Osogbo. He commended Aregbesola for delivering good democratic dividends which had transformed the state. Oyatomi also commended INEC for its display of professionalism and the security agencies for ensuring the election was peaceful. He, however, urged the people of the state to support the incoming governor in achieving the mandate of making Osun greater than its present status. Oyetola polled 255,505 to ...
Priming Judiciary For 2019 Transition
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Priming Judiciary For 2019 Transition

THE Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen, opened the 2018 – 2019 legal year on Monday, September 25, 2018 on a sour note when he disclosed that many lawyers have been found to have forged judgements in their bids to qualify as Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN. court To qualify for this prestigious position conferred by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, a lawyer must spend not less than ten years as a practitioner and distinguish himself or herself in the profession by providing evidence of a minimum number of cases contested at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. In addition to sound knowledge of the law, he or she must be a person of good character. A SAN is a member of the Inner Bar and is granted the privilege to sit a...
Breaking: My Life Is Under Threat‎, Says Adeleke; Writes Diplomatic Mission
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Breaking: My Life Is Under Threat‎, Says Adeleke; Writes Diplomatic Mission

THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke has written a letter to diplomatic missions in Nigeria, raising alarm over threats to his life and alleged clamp down on his supporters ahead of Thursday’s supplementary polls. Adeleke In the letter already despatched to diplomatic missions, Adeleke catalogued the many infractions in the last Saturday polls,the refusal of INEC to declare him the winner in line with the constitution,the killing and maiming of his supporters ,the arrest of key leaders on trumped up charges and the manipulations of the electoral process. The letter was sent to the European Union,United States and several diplomatic missions in Nigeria and the United Nations. ‎The letter reads: “I am constrained to write this let...
INEC Flays Political Parties On Vote Buying
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INEC Flays Political Parties On Vote Buying

INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said the unethical culture of vote buying in Nigerian politics was being instigated by political parties in the country. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Rivers, Obo Effanga, who expressed the view Monday in Port Harcourt, said the electorate would not sell their votes if politicians and their parties don’t make offers. READ ALSO: Inconclusive Osun elections: It is nothing but a rape on our democracy – I Go Dye “If the political parties are not bringing money to buy votes, there won’t be vote buying, so the problem starts with the parties. Then there must be orientation for citizens to know that their vote is a very sa...
Osun Poll: Gov. Ortom Commends PDP, Voters
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Osun Poll: Gov. Ortom Commends PDP, Voters

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has commended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun for taking the lead in the inconclusive Sept. 22 governorship election in the state. Ortom gave the commendation in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. The PDP candidate Sen. Ademola Adeleke, took the lead in the election declared inconclusive by the INEC with 254,698 votes, closely followed by APC’s candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola who polled 254, 345 votes. Ortom said that the conduct of the Osun election reflected the resolve of many Nigerians to give their mandate to the PDP in the 2019 general elections. The governor also commended the people of Osun for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves during the poll. ...
2019: Nasarawa Workers Endorse Agara Governorship Bid
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2019: Nasarawa Workers Endorse Agara Governorship Bid

The organized labour in Nasarawa state has endorsed the governorship aspiration of the state deputy governor, Silas Ali Agara, for the 2019 gubernatorial election. The labour leaders made their position known on Tuesday shortly after a meeting with the deputy governor in Lafia where the state NLC chairman and leader of the organized labour, Comrade Abdullahi Adeka, briefed newsmen at the end of a closed door meeting with him. He said their decision is based on Agara's labour-friendly disposition. Adeka promised to mobilize the entire workers of Nasarawa in support of Agara to succeed his principal in 2019 as one of their own and the most qualified to lead the state after Governor Tanko Al-Makura. "Civil servants in Nasarawa state can only anoint aspirant that is labour-friendly and not...
‘Tambuwal Must Resign Now’
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‘Tambuwal Must Resign Now’

Abdullahi said Tambuwal’s emergence as Governor was not that he was popularly accepted by people of Sokoto, but because of the circumstances that PDP led Nigeria into then, as well as, contribution of Senator Aliyu Wamakko and President Muhammad Buhari. “We are speaking on behalf of Sokoto people that we are totally against Tambuwal’s decision to join PDP and we want him to immediately return our mandate by resigning his position as governor,’’ Abdullahi said. He called on the authorities to investigate the alleged bribery of 18 lawmakers to join PDP along with Tambuwal and sponsoring of people from the 23 Local Government Areas to attend Aug. 1, decamping event at Sokoto Government House. The group Coordinator called on Tambuwal to either confirm or deny the allegations stressing...
Okotie as God’s Political Missionary
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Okotie as God’s Political Missionary

The pastor of the Household of God International Ministries, Reverend Chris Okotie, has asked the 68 political parties, especially the two major ones, to roll over and adopt him as their consensus candidate in next year’s presidential election. Okotie It is not a joke or a suggestion. It is a divine instruction, which the parties will do well to accept “within the confines of conventional propriety,” to quote Okotie. When a man – and not just any man but a reverend gentleman – says God says, you cannot ask for proof. You take it or leave it. Negotiating compliance is out of the question. In this instance, Okotie is not even leaving us with a cryptic, indecipherable writing on the wall. He’s laying it on, straight from the holy mountain. His statement, received from the cherubs an...
We Will Resist Attempt To Turn Yorubaland To Killing Field – New Aare Adams
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We Will Resist Attempt To Turn Yorubaland To Killing Field – New Aare Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Dr. Gani Adams, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently mandate security agents to “arrest the blood-thirsty maniacs on the rampage in the country, masquerading as herdsmen, and bring them to justice, to avoid a total breakdown of law and order”. “The first fundamental right of a Nigerian is the right to life. It is when you are alive that you can enjoy other rights. Once this right is taken away from you through killings and murder, you cannot enjoy any other right. Nigerians demand Right to Life. More than a thousand Nigerians have been killed in the last one year. Is Nigeria at war? There is more to all these killings”, Aare Adams said, in a statement on his behalf by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi. The Yoruba Generalissimo...