Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    Police ‘arrest politician behind Ekiti shooting’ as APC points finger at Fayose’s govt

Police ‘arrest politician behind Ekiti shooting’ as APC points finger at Fayose’s govt

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti says the state government is responsible for the shooting of Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives.Bamidele was shot on Friday at the party's secretariat during a reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, the governorship candidate for the July 14 election in Ekiti.Fayemi who resigned his ministerial appointment on Wednesday had returned to the state [...]

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    Opeyemi Bamidele shot at reception for Fayemi in Ekiti

Opeyemi Bamidele shot at reception for Fayemi in Ekiti

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, has been shot in Ekiti.TheCable understands that he was shot on Friday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.The incident took place during a reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, governorship candidate of the party.An armed mobile police officer said to be responsible for the [...]

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    FULL LIST: Kano, Katsina have highest new police recruits

FULL LIST: Kano, Katsina have highest new police recruits

Kano and Katsina are the states with the highest newly recruited police officers, a list of successful applicants released by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has shown.About 37, 000 candidates from across Nigeria had written the examination for the 2018 police constable recruitment, and only 5, 233 were shortlisted.Kano has 308 candidates, followed by Katsina with 238.Oyo is in a [...]

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    Fayemi picks 74-year-old Egbeyemi as running mate

Fayemi picks 74-year-old Egbeyemi as running mate

Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate of Ekiti, has picked 74-year-old Adebisi Egbeyemi, former chairman of Ado-Ekiti local government area, as his running mate.Fayemi announced this through a communiqué signed by his campaign office on Wednesday.“After a long search for the candidate, Egbeyemi was picked as the candidate this evening after party leaders met for long hours to [...]

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    Fayemi resigns as minister

Fayemi resigns as minister

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, has resigned his appointment with the federal government.He made the announcement on Wednesday at a valedictory press briefing in Abuja.Fayemi is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ekiti state. He secured the most votes in the rescheduled primary election.At the time, he said he had one more week to serve [...]

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    Adeyeye, Ekiti ex-PDP guber aspirant, defects to APC

Adeyeye, Ekiti ex-PDP guber aspirant, defects to APC

Adedayo Adeyeye, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).In May, Adeyeye lost the Ekiti PDP governorship primary election to Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor.After the primary, Adeyeye had said he was satisfied with the exercise that produced Olusola, but his supporters told TheCable that he would leave the PDP.In [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Finance ministry delays probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Finance ministry delays probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

The ministry of finance is yet to submit its report to the house of representatives’ ad-hoc committee investigating the $17 million fee for lawyers involved in the transfer of $321 million Abacha Loot to Nigeria.Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi, a senior advocate, and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers to do a job that had already [...]

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    Kunle Ajibade, renowned journalist, to be honoured at colloquium

Kunle Ajibade, renowned journalist, to be honoured at colloquium

Kunle Ajibade, a renowned journalist and author, who turned 60 on Monday will have his birthday marked with a colloquium led by Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate.The colloquium, organised by his friends, will take place at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) on Wednesday by 10am. It will be followed by an evening of poetry slated for 5:30pm at the Freedom [...]

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    Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

As preparations for the 2019 elections continue to gather momentum politicians have been holding strategic meetings. On Monday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo travelled to Ondo to meet Afenifere leaders.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking reelection, hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the presidential villa. The president who has hardly made negative comments about Obasanjo took a swipe [...]

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    Omokri to Garba Shehu: Don’t blame Patience Jonathan for Buhari’s woes

Omokri to Garba Shehu: Don’t blame Patience Jonathan for Buhari’s woes

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to leave Patience Jonathan alone "as she is not responsible for its failure".In an article titled ‘The Real Price of Changing the Change (1),’ Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had said Patience Jonathan would be the happiest if Buhari is voted out in 2019.“The former [...]

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    Ojudu has announced his withdrawal from Ekiti guber race but Al-Makura says he’s still an aspirant

Ojudu has announced his withdrawal from Ekiti guber race but Al-Makura says he’s still an aspirant

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state and chairman of the committee overseeing the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Ekiti state, says Babafemi Ojudu, one of the aspirants who announced his withdrawal on Thursday  would still be on the list for tomorrow’s exercise.Announcing his withdrawal on Thursday, Ojudu said he did not want to be associated with a mess.“From [...]

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    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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