Dyepkazah Shibayan

    Oshiomhole has hawked our party’s soul to pirates, says DG of APC govs’ forum

Oshiomhole has hawked our party’s soul to pirates, says DG of APC govs’ forum

Salihu Lukman, director-general of Progressive Governors’ Forum, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has "hawked" the party’s soul to "buccaneers" whose interests are winning elections unfairly. Recently, there has been unrest in the party concerning Edo governorship election scheduled for September. Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, resigned his membership of the APC on Tuesday after hewas disqualified [...]

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    Like Obaseki, Edo dep gov dumps APC

Like Obaseki, Edo dep gov dumps APC

Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo state, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a letter dated June 15 and addressed to the chairman of ward 11, Etsako west local government area of Edo, Shaibu said his resignation was with immediate effect. “I write pursuant to Article 9.5 (i) of the Constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    We don’t know if Obaseki has left us, says APC

We don’t know if Obaseki has left us, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it does not have record of the defection of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state. Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said this on Tuesday after he was asked to comment on the defection of the governor. Issa-Onilu said the party could not comment "at this moment" on reports that Obaseki had defected. "The party has no record of [...]

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    Lawan: Nigeria losing $29bn annually over lack of power

Lawan: Nigeria losing $29bn annually over lack of power

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the country is losing $29 billion annually because of a lack of stable power supply. The claim, which Lawan ascribed to unknown "authorities", has not been confirmed by TheCable. Speaking at a public hearing, 'Power Sector Recovery Plan and the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic', on Monday, the senate president asked the senate's power committee to investigate how [...]

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    Ganduje: Sanusi lost his throne because he refused to be part of reforms

Ganduje: Sanusi lost his throne because he refused to be part of reforms

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says Muhammad Sanusi, former emir of Kano, lost his throne because he refused to be a part of the reforms of the state's emirate system. Sanusi was deposed in March by Ganduje after months of frosty relationship. The governor had created four emirates in the bid to whittle down the power of the former emir. Though he [...]

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    ‘Defamation’: Senator files N1bn libel suit against Buhari’s aide

‘Defamation’: Senator files N1bn libel suit against Buhari’s aide

Peter Nwaoboshi, chairman of the senate committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has filed a N1 billion suit against Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari. The suit was filed at a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) on Monday. The senator accused Onochie of making defamatory posts on her social media pages on June 8. According to him, [...]

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    I have failed to protect you, Masari tells Katsina residents

I have failed to protect you, Masari tells Katsina residents

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, says he has failed in protecting the residents of the state from bandits. Speaking with reporters at the government house in Katsina, Masari said he is a very unhappy person because the people have never had rest since he came on board as governor. He said the bandits were "worse than animals" because they kill indiscriminately. "I don’t [...]

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    Senator: Local content act will cover all sectors after amendment

Senator: Local content act will cover all sectors after amendment

Teslim Folarin (pictured), chairman of the senate committee on local content, says the upper legislative chamber is making amendments to the local content act to cover all sectors of the economy. Speaking with reporters at the weekend in Abuja, Folarin said there is a need to amend the act after 10 years of its existence. The senator said stakeholders have requested that [...]

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    Osinowo, senator representing Lagos east, is dead

Osinowo, senator representing Lagos east, is dead

Adebayo Osinowo, lawmaker representing Lagos east senatorial district, is dead. A family source confirmed this to TheCable on Monday, saying the lawmaker known as "Pepperito" in political circles, died after a brief illness. He had been reportedly admitted at the hospital for weeks. Osinowo made the headlines after defeating Gbenga Ashafa, then an incumbent senator, in the 2019 primary election of the All [...]

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    717 rape cases were recorded from Jan to May, says IGP

717 rape cases were recorded from Jan to May, says IGP

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says 717 rape cases were recorded within five months in 2020. Speaking with journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, and Pauline Tallen, minister of women affairs, at the presidential villa on Monday, Adamu said 799 suspects have been arrested so far. Over the past weeks, the issue [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Some traditional rulers in Katsina are aiding bandits

Garba Shehu: Some traditional rulers in Katsina are aiding bandits

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some traditional rulers are aiding bandits in Katsina, the state President Muhammadu Buhari hails from. Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday, Shehu said these traditional rulers help gunmen escape when security agencies are planning attacks. Katsina has come under attacks by gunmen in recent times. A number of people have lost their lives [...]

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    China’s capital city records spike in COVID-19 cases as toll rises to 79

China’s capital city records spike in COVID-19 cases as toll rises to 79

Beijing, capital city of China, has recorded 36 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number to 79. According to Global Times, the sudden spike was recorded after a short period of calm. The 36 new cases recorded on Sunday have been traced to a large market known as Xinfadi in the capital's Fengtai district. A lockdown has been placed on the market [...]

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    Obaseki’s disqualification: I hope Oshiomhole won’t bury APC, says Oyegun

Obaseki’s disqualification: I hope Oshiomhole won’t bury APC, says Oyegun

John Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from the party’s governorship primary election as a "hatchet job." The screening panel of the APC disqualified Obaseki over "defective certificate." He was one of the three aspirants disqualified from seeking the party's ticket. Reacting to Obaseki's disqualification, Oyegun, through Ray [...]

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    ‘Oshiomhole has murdered democracy’ — APC chieftains ask Tinubu to save party

‘Oshiomhole has murdered democracy’ — APC chieftains ask Tinubu to save party

Twelve chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) say Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman, has "murdered" democracy in the party. In a statement on Thursday, the founding members of the APC, said Oshiomhole’s recent actions as regards the forthcoming election in Edo state contravene the party's constitution. They said Oshiomhole did not have the power to give Osagie Ize-Iyamu, an Edo governorship aspirant, [...]

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    IPPIS: Bayero university fires 30 contract lecturers

IPPIS: Bayero university fires 30 contract lecturers

The Bayero University Kano (BUK) has terminated the appointments of 30 contract lecturers. The university management said they had to let go of the lecturers over the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS). The federal government introduced the IPPIS to address irregularities in the manner lecturers were paid but the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has continuously kicked against it. Recently, [...]

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    Lawan: We’ve approved about $28bn loan requests in one year

Lawan: We’ve approved about $28bn loan requests in one year

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber has approved about $28 billion loan requests of President Muhammadu Buhari in one year. In a speech on Thursday to mark one year since the ninth senate was inaugurated, Lawan said they "scrutinised" the projects and programmes the loans were tied to before approving the requests. The senate president said the legislature would [...]

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