Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Temitope Yakubu

    Crusoe Osagie: Ize-Iyamu’s manifesto is outdated

Crusoe Osagie: Ize-Iyamu’s manifesto is outdated

Crusoe Osagie, spokesman of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says a renewed mandate for Obaseki will bolster the state’s economy to "tackle the vagaries of the post-COVID-19 era". Speaking in Benin on Tuesday, he said the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election has designed socio-economic policies which are contained in his "Making Edo Great Again [...]

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    NIRSAL: We empowered 475 female cassava farmers in Akwa Ibom

NIRSAL: We empowered 475 female cassava farmers in Akwa Ibom

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc) says it has empowered 475 female cassava farmers in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. In a statement, the agency said the farmers were structured into a group which named “The Uyo Women Agro Geo-Cooperative”. They were reportedly trained on Good Agronomic Practices and equipped with various inputs for their use. “In addition, all [...]

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    Obaseki kicks off campaign, speaks on his blueprint for Edo

Obaseki kicks off campaign, speaks on his blueprint for Edo

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, kicked off his re-election campaign in Akoko Edo local government area on Monday, promising to build on the "good foundation" his administration has laid in the last three years and eight months. The governor first visited the palace of Emmanuel Saiki, otaru of Igarra, where he promised to implement an economic blueprint that will address [...]

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    Appeal court affirms INEC’s deregisteration of political parties

Appeal court affirms INEC’s deregisteration of political parties

 The court of appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday affirmed the power of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deregister political parties.  In his ruling, Mohammed Baba Idris, the judge, upheld an earlier decision by the federal high court in Abuja which held that INEC was right to deregister National Unity Party (NUP), one of the 74 parties deregistered by [...]

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CUPP sets up committee ahead of 2023 elections

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has set up some special committees ahead of the 2023 elections. While setting up the committees at a virtual meeting which held on Monday, the group said it is committed to exposing the rot in the current administration. "In line with our resolve to reposition and rebrand for the collective good of all Nigerians and [...]

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    Akwa Ibom organises capacity building training for civil servants

Akwa Ibom organises capacity building training for civil servants

The Akwa Ibom government has organised a capacity building conference and workshop for senior cadre leaders in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the state. The three weeks exercise was organised for senior cadre civil servants on GL 10-12, in critical ministries, departments and agencies in the state. It was organised by the ministry of labour and manpower planning in collaboration with [...]

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    APC chairman resigns in Ondo, joins PDP

APC chairman resigns in Ondo, joins PDP

Samuel Olorunwa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state, has resigned his membership of the party. TheCable learnt Olorunwa tendered his resignation letter at the party secretariat on Friday and announced he has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former APC chairman is an ally of Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state [...]

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    Ondo CJ rejects impeachment move against deputy governor

Ondo CJ rejects impeachment move against deputy governor

Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, chief judge of Ondo state, has rejected the request of the Ondo state house of assembly to set up a probe panel against Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state, over allegations of gross misconduct. In a letter dated July 7, Bamidele Oleyelogun, speaker of the assembly, asked the chief judge to constitute a seven-man panel to probe Ajayi. “It [...]

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    Ondo assembly suspends deputy speaker loyal to Agboola Ajayi

Ondo assembly suspends deputy speaker loyal to Agboola Ajayi

The leadership of the Ondo state house of assembly has suspended two lawmakers for unruly behavior amid the impeachment proceedings against Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor. The affected lawmakers are Iroju Ogundeji, deputy speaker of the assembly, and Adewale Williams. The two were among the nine lawmakers who did not sign the impeachment notice against the deputy governor. Ajayi is at loggerheads with [...]

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    9 Ondo lawmakers pull out of impeachment process against deputy gov

9 Ondo lawmakers pull out of impeachment process against deputy gov

Nine lawmakers of the Ondo state house of assembly have pulled out of the impeachment process against Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor.  The lawmakers in a letter signed by nine of them and presented to the speaker of the assembly, Bamidele Oloyelogun, said they were not in support of the impeachment move against Ajayi. The lawmakers are Iroju Ogundeji, Jamiu Maito, Raaheed [...]

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    Ondo assembly begins impeachment proceedings against deputy gov

Ondo assembly begins impeachment proceedings against deputy gov

There is heavy presence of security operatives at the Ondo state house of assembly complex as impeachment proceedings against Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor, begin.  The assembly is deliberating on allegations of gross misconduct against Ajayi. About 10 police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) patrol vehicles are stationed at the gate of the assembly. Journalists were directed to call [...]

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    Akeredolu recovers from COVID-19 — after six days in isolation

Akeredolu recovers from COVID-19 — after six days in isolation

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, says he has recovered from the disease. At a press briefing in Akure, the state capital, on Monday, the governors said doctors certified him free of the disease after he tested negative for COVID-19 twice. “After some days in isolation, our team of doctors decided to take a sample [...]

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    Abegunde, Ondo SSG, suddenly resigns as guber race hots up

Abegunde, Ondo SSG, suddenly resigns as guber race hots up

Ifedayo Abegunde, secretary to the Ondo state government, has tendered his resignation. In a letter dated July 6, 2020, Abegunde thanked Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, for giving him the opportunity to serve. He did not give any reason for  his resignation but wished the governor, who is currently being treated for COVID-19, a quick recovery. ”I, Hon. Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde, the Secretary to [...]

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    PDP panel overrules Dogara, clears aspirant For Ondo guber race

PDP panel overrules Dogara, clears aspirant For Ondo guber race

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeal panel for Ondo governorship election has cleared Godday Erewa, an aspirant, to contest the ticket of the party in the July 22 primary election. The panel which sat at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja cleared Erewa of the issues raised by the Yakubu Dogara-led screening panel. The PDP screening panel had last week [...]

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    You are incapacitated… hand over to me, deputy gov tells Akeredolu

You are incapacitated… hand over to me, deputy gov tells Akeredolu

Agbola Ajayi, deputy governor of Ondo state, has asked Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, to hand over to him. Akeredolu has been in isolation since Tuesday when he tested positive for COVID-19. While announcing that he would be going into isolation, the governor appealed to the people to keep safe and observe the safety protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). However, [...]

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    Ondo 2020: PDP disqualifies two aspirants

Ondo 2020: PDP disqualifies two aspirants

Two aspirants who indicated interest in contesting the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ondo gubernatorial poll have been disqualified. Yakubu Dogara, chairman of the screening committee, broke the news to reporters in Abuja on Friday. Dogara said the two aspirants were ineligible to partake in the party’s primary slated for July 22 and July 23. He, however, said [...]

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