Thursday, May 10, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    Tinubu’s son in-law disqualified as agent in Ekiti APC guber primary

Tinubu’s son in-law disqualified as agent in Ekiti APC guber primary

Oyetunde Ojo, son-in-law to Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is among those barred from serving as agents in the rescheduled governorship primary election in Ekiti.Ojo is a former member of the house of representatives.The primary election was disrupted when it first held on Saturday. Some delegates and agents of aspirants had alleged that the exercise was fraudulent.Ojo [...]

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    This is Oosha, the ‘untouchable’ APC youth leader who disrupted Ekiti primary

This is Oosha, the ‘untouchable’ APC youth leader who disrupted Ekiti primary

Things were going on smoothly, and delegates from about four local government areas, out of 16, had cast their votes for their preferred aspirants when, suddenly, violence broke out at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti last Saturday.And that was how the exercise to elect a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state became inconclusive.Some [...]

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    Al-Makura under pressure to shift Ekiti APC guber primary

Al-Makura under pressure to shift Ekiti APC guber primary

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa, is under pressure to shift the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti state to Sunday, TheCable can report.The primary election was disrupted when it first held on Saturday. Some delegates and representatives of aspirants had alleged that the exercise was fraudulent.Subsequently, Friday was fixed by the national body of the party for a [...]

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    Fayose’s candidate defeats Adeyeye to pick PDP guber ticket

Fayose’s candidate defeats Adeyeye to pick PDP guber ticket

With 1,190 votes secured in the primary election, Kolapo Olusola, deputy governor of Ekiti state, has won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the July 14 governorship election.Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of Ekiti, is the preferred aspirant of Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.The exercise was peaceful all through.Voting ended at 5:05pm and the committee chaired [...]

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    Ex-minister, senator, deputy governor seeking PDP ticket in Ekiti ‘but the race is between Fayose and one aspirant’

Ex-minister, senator, deputy governor seeking PDP ticket in Ekiti ‘but the race is between Fayose and one aspirant’

Three days after the disrupted All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti state, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to elect its own flag bearer.Ayodele Fayose, leader of the PDP and governor of the state had mocked the opposition APC for failing to conduct a hitch-free primary election last Saturday. Some believe the PDP had scheduled [...]

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    Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti, ask chairman to step down

Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti, ask chairman to step down

About 11 APC local government areas chairmen — with tens of party members— stormed the party secretariat in Ajilosun area in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday morning to protest the disrupted governorship primary election.One of the chairmen who spoke with TheCable said they have lost confidence in the Jide Awe led executive and had inaugurated a caretaker committee to take over.Awe is [...]

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    Ekiti APC governorship aspirants demand fresh primary, reject Al-Makura

Ekiti APC governorship aspirants demand fresh primary, reject Al-Makura

The aspirants seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti state are demanding a new primary election.The aspirants, who took the decision at the end of a meeting at Midas Hotel, Ado Ekiti, on Sunday, also demanded another election committee.TheCable had earlier reported that they were weighing the options of either [...]

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    Gunshots as Ekiti APC primary ends without winner

Gunshots as Ekiti APC primary ends without winner

Sounds of gunshot are being heard across Olukayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, venue of the botched All progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election.It is unclear if the shots are being fired by security personnel or suspected thugs.Thirty-three aspirants sought to clinch the party's ticket for the July election.The exercise was going on smoothly but trouble broke out [...]

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    Violence breaks out at Ekiti APC primary, ballot boxes missing

Violence breaks out at Ekiti APC primary, ballot boxes missing

The governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has been marred by violence.The exercise, which started hours behind schedule as a result of downpour, had been going on smoothly until some agents protested that there were plots to manipulate the exercise.An argument broke out while delegates from Moba and Ijero local government areas (LGAs) were [...]

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    PHOTOS: Delegates, aspirants troop to venue of APC governorship primary in Ekiti

PHOTOS: Delegates, aspirants troop to venue of APC governorship primary in Ekiti

The Oluyemi Kayode stadium, Ado-EKiti, Ekiti state, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election, is bubbling with activities at the moment.While the delegates are gradually making their way in, some of the aspirants are already seated.There are 33 aspirants in the race but only one will emerge at the end of the day. TheCable will bring you [...]

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    How they stand: Two ex-governors, three former lawmakers — the strong contenders in Ekiti APC primary election

How they stand: Two ex-governors, three former lawmakers — the strong contenders in Ekiti APC primary election

At the last count, 33 persons have shown interest in becoming the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July governorship election in Ekiti state. Despite being an opposition party in the state, pundits believe APC stands a chance of winning the election if the party picks the “right candidate”.The Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, venue [...]

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    Nigeria gradually sliding into a totalitarian state, says Shehu Sani on invasion of senate

Nigeria gradually sliding into a totalitarian state, says Shehu Sani on invasion of senate

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna south, has described the invasion of the senate chambers as an attempted coup d’état.On Wednesday, Omo-Agege, a suspended senator from Delta state, stormed the senate with suspected thugs who carted away with the mace.Omo-Agege was said to have sneaked in through one of the glass barricades within the national assembly.Reacting to the incident, Sani said [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2000, policemen invaded Okadigbo’s residence to retrieve senate’s mace

FLASHBACK: In 2000, policemen invaded Okadigbo’s residence to retrieve senate’s mace

There is nothing new under the sun. On Wednesday, Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, led some unidentified persons into the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly and the senate's symbol of authority was carted away in an operation that lasted less than 10 minutes.This came as a surprise to so many but the red chamber witnessed a [...]

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    Salkida: 30 Chibok schoolgirls are alive — not 15

Salkida: 30 Chibok schoolgirls are alive — not 15

Ahmad Salkida, journalist known for having access to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has again, taken to Twitter with new information on the Chibok schoolgirls.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Salkida had said 98 of the girls had died in captivity.“Many of the girls have died as a result of crossfire and bombardments of the security forces [...]

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    Salkida insists 98 Chibok schoolgirls are dead, challenges FG to release ‘proof of life’ video

Salkida insists 98 Chibok schoolgirls are dead, challenges FG to release ‘proof of life’ video

Ahmad Salkida, journalist known for having access to the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, insists that 98 of 113 Chibok schoolgirls in captivity have died.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Salkida said many of the girls died as a result of crossfires from security forces that were supposed to rescue them.“I regret to state here that only 15 out of [...]

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    Balarabe Musa offers presidential ticket of PRP to Sowore

Balarabe Musa offers presidential ticket of PRP to Sowore

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state, has offered Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant, the ticket of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) for the 2019 presidential election.Receiving Sowore at his residence in Kaduna on Friday, the statesman said PRP would be willing to settle down for a presidential candidate that is fully prepared to take Nigeria out of its [...]

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