Monday, September 24, 2018

Taiwo Adebulu

    Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians from different parties engaged in vote-buying in Osun state on despite warnings from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The commission had vowed to curb the trend, threatening to prosecute those involved.As early as possible, voters trooped to polling units to cast their votes, while party agents, observers and security agencies were on ground to monitor the process.Party agents devised [...]

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    ‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

Ketil Karlsen, head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria, says the union is keeping its eyes on vote-buying in the Osun state governorship election.At a press conference in Osogbo on Friday, Karlsen said though no perfect election in the world, vote-buying is as fraudulent as rigging.Flanked by his counterparts from the United States embassy in Abuja and the United Kingdom, [...]

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    INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

Olusegun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, says if vote-buying is not killed in Saturday's governorship election, the country is in serious trouble in 2019.He said this at a press conference at the INEC office in Osogbo, the state capital, on Friday.Agbaje asked Osun voters to be patient enough to devote at [...]

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    Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has accused the All Progressives Congress of planning to use the Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets to manipulate the election.He said this in a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday.The former deputy governor also alleged that the state government had compromised [...]

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    Mobil must reinstate 860 sacked staff, says Falana

Mobil must reinstate 860 sacked staff, says Falana

Femi Falana, a human right lawyer, has asked Chris Ngige, minister of labour, to mandate Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to obey the supreme court ruling on the 860 security staff sacked by the company.In a letter dated September 19, 2018 to the minister, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) accused Exxon Mobil of flouting the ruling of the supreme court [...]

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    Osun PDP: APC thugs have made several attempts to kill Adeleke

Osun PDP: APC thugs have made several attempts to kill Adeleke

Soji Adagunodo, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, has alleged that thugs on the payroll of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have made several attempts to kill Ademola Adeleke.Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, is the PDP candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.Adagunodo made the allegation at a press conference in Osogbo on Tuesday.He accused [...]

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    How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

Saturday's governorship election in Osun state is unique not because it goes into history as the first to be contested by 48 candidates but for the fact that unlike most two-way horse race, there are four strong candidates. Political pundits say any of these four individuals could emerge as the successor of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor.There are 1,682,495 registered voters [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger, unveils campaign team

Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger, unveils campaign team

Jide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant in Lagos state, has appointed coordinators for his campaign ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the state.The names of the coordinators were released in a statement signed by Tayo Ayinde, director-general of the campaign team.Sanwo-Olu, who is believed to have the backing of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, [...]

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    Osun guber candidate vows to probe Aregbesola if elected

Osun guber candidate vows to probe Aregbesola if elected

Alfred Adegoke, governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in Osun, says he will set up a panel to investigate the "mismanagement of funds" under Rauf Aregbesola, outgoing governor, if elected.In a statement by Wole Olubanji, organising secretary of his campaign committee, Adegoke accused the governor of giving priority to phony contractors, instead of paying salaries of workers.The governorship candidate [...]

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    We have constitutional right to protect interest of DisCos, ANED replies NERC

We have constitutional right to protect interest of DisCos, ANED replies NERC

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) says the constitution empowers it to protect the interest of electricity distribution companies (DisCos).In a statement on Wednesday, Azu Obiaya, chief executive officer of ANED, said the association will not fold its arms when its members are endangered.He said contrary to the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), ANED’s opposition to a policy [...]

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    Man who climbed mast to protest ‘poor economy’ descends after 24 hours

Man who climbed mast to protest ‘poor economy’ descends after 24 hours

Nura Ilyasu, the man who climbed a telecommunications mast in Abuja, says he was on 7-day hunger strike to protest presidential impunity. Ilyasu climbed a telecommunications mast on Wednesday but descended after 24 hours. He said President Muhammadu Buhari did not deserve another term in office because of the "pervasive hunger and poverty" in the country. The 28-year-old man added that he was not [...]

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    NERC warns ANED to steer clear of electricity matters

NERC warns ANED to steer clear of electricity matters

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has warned the Association Of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) to steer clear of policy directives in the power sector.The commission made the directive during a meeting with representatives of electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in Abuja.ANED is the umbrella body of the DisCos.At the meeting, ANED representatives were warned against commenting on any pronouncement made by [...]

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    Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two monkeypox patients with travel history from Nigeria are currently being treated in the UK.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Wednesday, saying it is working with UK’s public health agency to investigate the cases.Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive of NCDC, said the agency met with stakeholders recently, including surveillance officers and case management physicians from all states affected [...]

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    ICAN president: Even the blind can see Ambode’s achievements

ICAN president: Even the blind can see Ambode’s achievements

Razak Jaiyeola, president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), says the achievements of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, are visible.Jaiyeola said this when he and Rufai Mohammed, president of the Institute of Directors (IoD), led  members of their governing councils on a courtesy visit to the governor on Tuesday.He said since Ambode assumed office in 2015, [...]

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    Ambode ‘faces impeachment’ over second term bid

Ambode ‘faces impeachment’ over second term bid

Reports on the plot to stop Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, in 2019 have been dismissed by stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state -- but emerging signs show he is fighting for his political life.Credible sources have informed TheCable that there is a threat to impeach Ambode if he does not drop his second term [...]

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    ‘I’m not tired’ — Ambode declares for second term

‘I’m not tired’ — Ambode declares for second term

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has declared his intention to run for a second term.The governor made the declaration at a gathering of All Progressives Congress (APC) members on Monday in Alausa, Ikeja.Ambode said the state has remained steadily prosperous because of the positive outlook of its residents but there is still a lot more to be done.“In the last three [...]

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