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    WAEC confirms Adeleke sat for its examination in 1981

WAEC confirms Adeleke sat for its examination in 1981

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, sat for its examination in 1981.The council confirmed Adeleke's participation in an affidavit deposed at an FCT high court in Bwari, Abuja, on Wednesday.Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, PDP members in Osun, had filed a suit to challenge [...]

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    Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the head of a security agency is campaigning for a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.He, however, did not reveal the name of the security chief nor the presidential aspirant in question.He said the security chief [...]

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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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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

The Ekiti governorship election petition tribunal will continue its sitting in Abuja.The decision to relocate the tribunal from Ekiti state followed a request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the panel.When pre-hearing sitting commenced on Monday, Adebayo Adelodun, counsel to the PDP, had asked the panel to move the tribunal from the state high court to Abuja, citing [...]

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    Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, on Tuesday pleaded with Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.Kalu, who met with Babangida in Niger state, told journalists that he begged the former military leader to endorse Buhari for a fresh term in office.He said: "I am in Minna to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari. At [...]

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    Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Senate President Bukola Saraki says though Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, a cabal is now in charge of the country.Saraki who is one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited members of the party in Oyo state, to solicit support ahead of the primary election.He alleged that Nigeria lacked the [...]

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    Oyo shuts down Obasanjo Farms over levy default

Oyo shuts down Obasanjo Farms over levy default

The Oyo state government has shut down Obasanjo Farms and 15 other businesses for failing to pay the state’s environmental development levy.The action was carried out by the Board of Internal Revenue's inter-ministerial enforcement unit.Other companies affected were Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, Evans Brother, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic, MRS oil and Rahsmed Publicity.Bicci Alli, chairman of [...]

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    Fayose: EFCC persecuting — not prosecuting me

Fayose: EFCC persecuting — not prosecuting me

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has termed him guilty of corruption even before investigation.Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, said this is as a result of the hatred the agency has for him.The anti-graft agency said it is investigating the governor for abuse of office and money laundering, among others.The [...]

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    ‘Governance is not for dancers’ — Oshiomhole taunts Adeleke

‘Governance is not for dancers’ — Oshiomhole taunts Adeleke

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Osun state does not need a governor who would turn the government house to a disco place.Oshiomhole said this during the APC governorship rally in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is renowned for [...]

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    FG reinstates civil servant retired after criticising Okonjo-Iweala

FG reinstates civil servant retired after criticising Okonjo-Iweala

The federal government has reinstated Yushau Shuaib, a civil servant who was retired after he wrote a critical piece on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, in 2013.Shuaib was chief information officer on grade level 14 at the ministry of information before he was forcefully retired.He had complained about the "lopsided appointments" in the economic sector.He subsequently sued Okonjo-Iweala, the [...]

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