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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Former civilian Governor of Borno State is dead

The former governor of Borno state, Alhaji Muhammad Goni has passed on The retired civil servants gave up the ghost on Wednesday after a brief illness. Goni was the Governor of Borno State from 1979–1983 in the Nigerian Second Republic. The astute politician was born in 1942 in Kareto, Mobbar Local Government Area, Borno State. He attended Maiduguri Middle School ...

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Blueprints of Sanwo-Olu’s govt unfolded

Deputy Governor of Lagos, Obafemi Hamzat recently unfolded some of the blueprints of the administration, sector by sector, in an interview with the editorial team of the News Agency of Nigeria. In the education sector, for instance, Dr. Hamzat said the administration has embarked on a policy reform, which is dubbed ‘Eko Excel’, the state is re-engineering its teaching methods ...

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Buhari reportedly gives appointment to another dead person

Again, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, allegedly appointed dead person into the board of one the agencies of Federal Government. It was reported that Chief Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru is one of the member-nominees (Ebonyi State) in Buhari’s letter to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan. The president in the letter to Lawan, requested for Okwuru’s confirmation by the Senate as a ...

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PDP lauds President Buhari for relaxing lockdown

The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for relaxing total lockdown of Lagos, Ogun states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The party, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Akeem Olatunji, said Buhari’s decision to relax some earlier restrictions was laudable because they had adversely affected Nigerians. Olatunji, an engineer, said ...

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Melaye vs Adeyemi: Proceedings at tribunal filled with drama, contradictions

The Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has rejected a key witness called by Dino Melaye, who is challenging the outcome of last election in Kogi West Senatorial District. Melaye, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election held on November 16, last year is querying its outcome. The election was won by Smart ...

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INEC says it has no plan to postpone Edo, Ondo governorship elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no plan to postpone Edo and Ondo governorship elections slated to hold later this year. It described as unfounded and misleading reports that it will shift the elections. INEC had fixed September 19 and October 10 respectively for the elections before the outbreak of the pandemic. A newpaper had reported that ...

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NDDC has become ‘ATM’ for corrupt officials under Buhari’s govt- PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a full-scale investigation into allegations of massive fraud and looting of funds reportedly going on at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The party lamented that the NDDC, under the current management, has become an automated teller machine (ATM) for corrupt political leaders and their cronies. The development, the PDP, in a ...

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DSS descends on Obaseki’s ex-HoS, seals his residence, arrests his aides

About 25 stern looking men of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Edo State on Sunday evening sealed the personal residence of the ex-Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Taiwo Akerele, who resigned on Saturday. The DSS operatives also arrested Akerele’s Personal Assistant, Jaspa Olowojoba, his other staff and security man. It was gathered those arrested from the ...

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Uzodinma VS Ihedioha: Anxiety as two titans battle over N19.63bn LG accounts

Following Imo State Government’s approval to probe the utilisation of over N19.63 billion withdrawal from its Local Government Joint Accounts, supporters of Governor Hope Uzodinma and former Governor Emeka Ihedioha are poised to commence a fresh political battle, The Nation reports. Imo State may soon witness a fierce political showdown between the camps of Governor Hope Uzodinma and his predecessor, ...

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Oshiomhole vs Obaseki: Edo APC Crisis deepens as Governor’s Chief of Staff, Akerele resigns

Edo State APC crisis has taken a new twist as Taiwo Akerele, the Chief of Staff to Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has suddenly resigned his appointment. Akerele, an indigene of Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, accused Obaseki of sidelining him. The Governor is at daggersdrawn with his benefactor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of All ...

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