Friday, June 14, 2019

Temitope Yakubu

    Fayose: It’s a shame on Obasanjo that Buhari honoured Abiola

Fayose: It’s a shame on Obasanjo that Buhari honoured Abiola

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.Last year, Buhari declared June 12 as Democracy Day and also conferred a post-humous award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on Abiola.He also apologised to his family, on behalf of the federal government, [...]

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    EXTRA: Ekiti pastor ‘kidnaps self’, demands N3m from congregation

EXTRA: Ekiti pastor ‘kidnaps self’, demands N3m from congregation

Adewuyi Adegoke (pictured left), a pastor at Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly organising his own kidnap.TheCable gathered that Adegoke had arranged with one Oluwadare Sunday to demand N3 million ransom from his congregation.He reportedly went into hiding on Sunday evening while there were reports that he was abducted between Esa-Oke [...]

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    Akeredolu: How security operatives chased kidnappers who targetted my convoy

Akeredolu: How security operatives chased kidnappers who targetted my convoy

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says suspected kidnappers targetted his convoy on the Akure-Ibadan road which links different states in the south-west.Akeredolu, who did not mention the exact date of the incident, said the suspects ran into the bush when security men attached to him opened fire.Several kidnappings have been recorded on that road despite the heavy presence of [...]

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    Akpabio: God will soon expose those who rigged me out of senate

Akpabio: God will soon expose those who rigged me out of senate

Godswill Akpabio, senator who represented Akwa Ibom north-west district in the 8th assembly, says God will soon expose those who "fraudulently orchestrated" his loss in the last national assembly election.Speaking at Ukana, Essien Udim local government area of the state while empowering some of his constituents, Akpabio accused Mike Igini, resident electoral commissioner of the state, of denying him of the [...]

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    EXTRA: Judge ‘slaps’ pastor during church service in Ondo

EXTRA: Judge ‘slaps’ pastor during church service in Ondo

Folayemi Omoleye, a serving judge at the Akure division of the court of appeal, has been accused of assaulting a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ijapo estate, Akure, Ondo state.According to a witness, Omoleye, whose residence is located beside the church, had forced her way into its premises during a mid-week service.She was said to have [...]

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    Ibom Air begins commercial flight

Ibom Air begins commercial flight

Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom state-owned airline will commence full commercial flights on June 7 2019.Ibom Air managed and operated by Ibom Air Company Limited is one of the signature projects of Udom Emmanuel’s, governor of the state, first term.It was launched on February 20, with three aircraft.In a statement, Ekerette Udoh, chief press secretary to the governor, said the [...]

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    You lack the capacity to lead APC, Oyegun blasts Oshiomhole

You lack the capacity to lead APC, Oyegun blasts Oshiomhole

John Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Adam Oshiomhole, his successor, lacks the capacity to lead a political party in the 21st century.Oyegun accused Oshiomhole of degrading and demarketing the APC, rather than seeking to bring more people on board.He was reacting to the allegation of some APC stakeholders that he set a trap for [...]

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    Speakership: Gbaja is Buhari’s project — not Tinubu’s, says el-Rufai

Speakership: Gbaja is Buhari’s project — not Tinubu’s, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, is President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice for the speakership of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly.El-Rufai made this known while receiving elected members of the house of reps at government house, Kaduna, on Friday.The governor said it is a misconception to say Bola [...]

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    Borno absentees: Only ‘135 of 12,000’ staff were in office during gov’s first visit

Borno absentees: Only ‘135 of 12,000’ staff were in office during gov’s first visit

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, took a tour of the Musa Usman state secretariat on Friday and found most of the offices empty.Speaking at the end of the tour, Zulum said he met just 3 staff as of 8:30am when he got to the secretariat and only 135 staff were on seat when he left more than an hour [...]

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    No lopsided recruitment in armed forces, says group

No lopsided recruitment in armed forces, says group

The Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN) has described as unfounded, allegations of lopsided recruitment, postings, appointments and retirements of military personnel by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).Nigerians were taken aback last week when there were reports about the military's alleged favouritism for a particular religion and region.In a statement, Onyeama Nwachukwu, acting director, defence information, had dismissed reports [...]

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    PDP governor endorses Gbajabiamila as speaker

PDP governor endorses Gbajabiamila as speaker

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, as speaker of the lower legislative chamber in the 9th assembly.Umahi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker when he received him at government house, Abakaliki, the state capital, on Tuesday.Accompanied by some lawmakers, including [...]

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    Group lauds Buhari over ‘strong economic, security teams’

Group lauds Buhari over ‘strong economic, security teams’

The Progressive Yoruba Youth Council (PYYC) has lauded the President Muhammadu Buhrai government for building "strong economic and security teams" to reclaim the nation’s lost glory.The group said the economy and security sectors are making tremendous progress under the current administration.At a press conference on Tuesday, Desmond Abiona, president of the group, affirmed that the security and economic sectors have [...]

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    Emmanuel inaugurates 84 units housing in Ibagwa barracks, roads in AKSU

Emmanuel inaugurates 84 units housing in Ibagwa barracks, roads in AKSU

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has inaugurated 84 units of two-bedroom flat housing for the Nigerian Army at the Wellington Bassey barracks, 6 Amphibious Battalion, Ibagwa.The quarters which are for corporals and low level officers were constructed in the first phase of the state government's housing intervention aimed at ameliorating accommodation problems faced in the barracks.Inaugurating the quarters [...]

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    Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has re-emphasised commitment to the welfare of army veterans, whom he noted, remain key stakeholders in the discharge of Nigerian army's constitutional roles.He said this during a meeting with members of the Nigerian Legion, Zamfara state chapter in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.The COAS, who was represented by Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim, deputy director, [...]

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    Drama as Imo speaker ‘flees with mace’ to avoid impeachment

Drama as Imo speaker ‘flees with mace’ to avoid impeachment

The Imo state house of assembly has suspended Acho Ihim, its speaker, for alleged misconduct.The speaker was said to have been suspended by 21 out of 27 lawmakers of the assembly, after he adjourned the plenary and hurried out of the assembly with the mace on Wednesday.Ihim reportedly escaped with the mace after reading a letter announcing the lifting of the [...]

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    NANS president: Akeredolu making education an exclusive right of the rich

NANS president: Akeredolu making education an exclusive right of the rich

The Nigerian Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has described Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, as the worst performing governor in terms of education.At a press conference on Wednesday, Danielson Akpan, NANS national president, said it has become imperative for the leadership of the students’ body to examine and analyse political leaders whose actions have made life unbearable for the citizens.“It is [...]

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