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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Mass defection hits Oyo Assembly as Speaker, Minority Leader, 5 others defect to different parties

The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Olagunju Ojo, the Minority Leader, and five other lawmakers on Tuesday defected to three different parties. The Clerk of the House, Paul Bankole, read the separate letters of defection by the lawmakers during the plenary session in Ibadan. The Speaker (Labour Party-Orire), Wunmi Oladeji ( Labour Party-Ogbomoso North) and Solomon Olukayode ...

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Dariye picks APC nomination form from prison

Joshua Dariye, who is currently serving a 14-year jail term over financial misdeeds while serving as Plateau governor, has picked an APC nomination form to contest next year’s election. “Yes, Dariye has picked a nomination form to seek a third term. It is true. He is among those jostling for the APC ticket in Plateau Central,’’ Chindo Dafat, APC Publicity ...

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Buhari arrives Osogbo for APC Governorship mega rally

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, to participate in the mega campaign organised to give support to the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, ahead of Saturday’s election. This was made known by the personal assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, through his Twitter handle, @bashirahmaad. He tweeted, “President Muhammadu ...

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Kano gets new Deputy Governor as House of Assembly confirms Gawuna

The Kano State House of Assembly has confirmed Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as the new Deputy Governor of the state. It was gathered that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had forwarded Gawuna’s name to the State Assembly on Monday for screening and confirmation as his deputy. Gawuna replaces Hafiz Abubakar, who resigned as deputy governor on August 5, 2018. The Assembly confirmed the ...

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PDP primary election: Saraki solicits support of Ogun party leaders

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has met with leaders of the Ogun chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abeokuta to seek their support ahead of the party’s national convention scheduled for Oct. 5 and October 6. Saraki, who is seeking to be the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election, appealed to the delegates to vote for ...

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Protests greet the re-election bid of James Faleke in Lagos

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikeja Federal Constituency, Lagos State have staged a peaceful protest against the re-election of James Faleke, a member of House of Representative. Faleke, member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives is positioning himself for re-election in 2019 elections. The federal lawmaker had on 2016 gone to contest ...

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I am not eligible to speak after Tinubu, says Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode caused a dramatic atmosphere while acknowledging Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) The scenario happened during the launch of ‘Africa Rise and Shine’, a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank. In Ambode’s words, “Actually, I didn’t prepare to come and say anything here… And who am ...

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Osun poll: We are committed to ensuring credible election- IGP, INEC

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Ibrahim Idris and the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahooud Yakubu, have assured Nigerians and political stakeholders that the Osun September 22 Governorship election would be credible based on efforts put in place. The I-G and INEC chairman both gave the assurance while speaking at the “Election Stakeholders Forum on the 2018 ...

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2019: Group stages rallies in support of Ambode, begs Tinubu to give him a ‘second chance’

Members of a group, known as Human and Consumer Rights Advocacy Centre, staged rallies in various parts of Lagos on Monday to support Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s re-election. The group staged rallies at Ojota, Ogba, Berger and Iyana Ipaja, chanting solidarity songs in support of Ambode. The rallies are coming against the backdrop of speculations that Ambode has fallen out of ...

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I will not retaliate, says Zamfara Governor after supporters of Deputy and others attack his convoy

Zamfara Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, has condemned attack on his convoy by All Progressives Congress, APC, supporters who are loyalists to aggrieved Governorship Aspirants in the state. Yari, in a statement issued in Gusau by Ibrahim Dosara, his Special Adviser on Media and Public Enlightenment, cautioned his loyalists to desist from revenge. He urged people of the state to be law-abiding ...

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