Monday, January 21, 2019

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    ‘They are mentally unstable’ — Aregbesola hits PDP chieftains who protested at INEC office

‘They are mentally unstable’ — Aregbesola hits PDP chieftains who protested at INEC office

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says those who protested against the governorship election in the state are mentally unstable.He said this on Friday after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Gboyega Oyetola, governor-elect of the state.Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives had led a protest to the headquarters of the Independent National [...]

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    Kukah: No leader in the world as irresponsible as the Nigerian president

Kukah: No leader in the world as irresponsible as the Nigerian president

Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, says no president in the world can be as irresponsible as a Nigerian president.  The cleric said this while delivering the annual lecture at the Ulefunta/Oyemekun festival in Akure, capital of Ondo state, on Friday.Kukah said Nigerian presidents are irresponsible with the use of power. He said the structure of the Nigerian presidential [...]

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    Osinbajo ‘didn’t influence’ Ogun APC primary

Osinbajo ‘didn’t influence’ Ogun APC primary

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is not responsible for the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, according to an associate of the vice-president.The Ogun chapter of the ruling party is currently engulfed in a crisis over the governorship primary election.While Ibikunle Amosun, the governor, backed Abiodun Akinlade, who was announced winner of a parallel primary conducted by the [...]

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    Patrick Obahiagbon clinches APC senatorial ticket

Patrick Obahiagbon clinches APC senatorial ticket

Patrick Obahiagbon, former house of representatives member, has emerged candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Edo south senatorial district.He was declared winner of the primary election held on Thursday in Benin, the state capital.In a tweet on Thursday after the election, Obahiagbon thanked the people of the district.He tweeted, "The deciders remains the people. Thank you Edo South."https://twitter.com/Obahiagbon_P/status/1047850461783633921The [...]

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    Ogun APC opposes NWC panel, declares Amosun’s candidate winner of guber primary

Ogun APC opposes NWC panel, declares Amosun’s candidate winner of guber primary

Adekunle Akinlade, an aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, has been declared winner of the governorship primary election in the state.Derin Adebiyi, state chairman of the party, made the declaration after a parallel primary was conducted on Tuesday.Akinlade, lawmaker representing Egbada South/Ipokia federal constituency, is the preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state.While addressing [...]

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    Oyetola receives certificate of return from INEC, promises to be people-friendly

Oyetola receives certificate of return from INEC, promises to be people-friendly

Isiaka Oyetola, Osun state governor-elect, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, the state capital.At a ceremony at the INEC office, Adedeji Soyebi, INEC national commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states, presented the certificate to Oyetola and Benedict Alabi, his deputy.Oyetola assured residents of the state that they would continue to [...]

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    Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Ruined towns, desolate homes, wasted farms, shattered lives and loved ones hacked to death, they lost it all; but they are now far away from their ancestral land where Boko Haram established a reign of terror. They perch on mats in rickety and tattered tents, some in open places, struggling to mask the pure pains and grief which the sweet [...]

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    EFCC asks court to dismiss motion seeking imprisonment of Lai

EFCC asks court to dismiss motion seeking imprisonment of Lai

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked a federal high court to dismiss a motion filed by Nenadi Usman, ex-minister of state for finance, seeking the imprisonment of Lai Mohammed, minister of information, over alleged contempt.The former minister, through Fedinand Orbih, her lawyer, said the inclusion of her name on the looters' list released by Mohammed was contemptuous.But [...]

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    Buhari: We have challenges but God didn’t make a mistake with Nigeria

Buhari: We have challenges but God didn’t make a mistake with Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria might have its challenges but God did not make a mistake when he created the country.The president said this on Monday when he hosted William Kumuyi, general overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, at the presidential villa in Abuja.Buhari said God knows what he is doing and so Nigerians must appreciate Him for bringing [...]

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    I won’t give up on my stolen mandate, says Adeleke

I won’t give up on my stolen mandate, says Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP in the Osun state governorship election, has vowed to contest the result of the election and reclaim his "stolen" mandate.In an interview with Channels Television, the senator representing Osun west said he has enough evidence to present in court to show the irregularities perpetrated during the election.Adeleke accused the Independent National [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘419 votes’, hours in the jungle and other tales of Osun poll

REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘419 votes’, hours in the jungle and other tales of Osun poll

Some stories are better left untold, for the sour memory it evokes leaves the heart totally repugnant to the most trivial of synonymous narratives. They haunt not only to the soul that harbour them. For a journalist, such stories cannot wither. They must be nourished and told. While the Osun state governorship election was to a large extent successful, the rerun [...]

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    Founding member of AD, UNILAG graduate — meet Oyetola, governor-elect of Osun

Founding member of AD, UNILAG graduate — meet Oyetola, governor-elect of Osun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun state governorship election, as governor-elect of the state. Oyetola defeated Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a keenly contested exercise.A former chief of staff to Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor, Oyetola's victory at the poll did not [...]

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    ‘My life is under threat’ — Adeleke writes US, EU

‘My life is under threat’ — Adeleke writes US, EU

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, has written the European Union and the United States over an alleged threat to his his life.In a statement on Wednesday, Rasheed Olawale, spokesperson of Adeleke Campaign Organisation, said the letter was written to the international communities ahead of the rerun election on Thursday.The PDP candidate said the [...]

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    Osun declares Thursday public holiday for rerun election

Osun declares Thursday public holiday for rerun election

The Osun state government has declared Thursday public holiday for the governorship rerun election.In statement on Wednesday, Sola Fasure, special adviser on media to the governor, said the holiday would give room for public workers to participate in the supplementary election.The exercise is scheduled to hold in seven polling units across four local government areas.The affected units are in Ife north, [...]

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    PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

Fatai Diekola, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Osun state, was attacked in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday.Diekola was said to have gone to canvass for votes at a polling unit where rerun is scheduled to hold on Thursday, when he was lynched by "thugs" suspected to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Officers of the Nigeria Security [...]

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    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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