Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tag "Adams Oshiomhole"

    Oshiomhole: If I were president, I would arrest Obasanjo

Oshiomhole: If I were president, I would arrest Obasanjo

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo state governor, says he would arrest ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo if were Nigeria's president.Oshiomhole urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe and arrest the former president "if he has committed any offence".According to THISDAY, the former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) made the comment on Tuesday at an event held in honour of late MKO Abiola’s [...]

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    Oshiomhole: As governor, I didn’t oppress anyone

Oshiomhole: As governor, I didn’t oppress anyone

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says during his eight years as governor of Edo state, he did not oppress anyone.The former governor said this on Tuesday when he met with Senate President Bukola Saraki and senators elected on the platform of the APC.He was at the senate to solicit the support of APC lawmakers [...]

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    Oshiomhole declares bid to contest APC chairmanship

Oshiomhole declares bid to contest APC chairmanship

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has declared his intention to contest the position of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Oshiomhole made the declaration on Thursday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.The ruling party's elective convention is scheduled for June.Speaking at the event, the former labour leader said he will not be used by anybody.He also expressed [...]

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    APC chairmanship: Buhari hasn’t told us he has any candidate, says Bolaji Abdullahi

APC chairmanship: Buhari hasn’t told us he has any candidate, says Bolaji Abdullahi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says President Muhammadu Buhari has not announced publicly that Adams Oshiomhole is his preferred candidate to lead the party after John Oyegun, the current chairman.There are reports that Buhari has endorsed Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo state, as the next chairman of the APC.But addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Bolaji Abdullahi, APC spokesman, [...]

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    APC chairmanship: Oyegun says endorsement of Oshiomhole is childish

APC chairmanship: Oyegun says endorsement of Oshiomhole is childish

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described as "absolutely childish"  the endorsement of Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, by south-south stakeholders of the party.He made this known to journalists at the party's national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday."It was childish, absolutely childish. Voting is done at convention and not in state houses or in government houses,” [...]

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    APC chairmanship: Four south-south states reject Oshiomhole

APC chairmanship: Four south-south states reject Oshiomhole

Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in all but two of the six states in the south-south have denied endorsing Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, for the chairmanship position of the party.At a press conference on Monday, they said John Oyegun, chairman of the ruling party, reserved the right to seek reelection.The state chairmen are Davies Ikanya, [...]

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    Oshiomhole to FG: Be more ruthless with looters

Oshiomhole to FG: Be more ruthless with looters

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo, has called on the federal government to adopt a "ruthless" measure against alleged looters of the nation’s treasury.NAN reports that Oshiomhole made this know on Sunday in Benin. He described as mindless the stealing by the then Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led federal government.He said it was the right of Nigerians to know the level [...]

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    Profiles in fortitude and courage

Profiles in fortitude and courage

For those tempted to give up on the Nigerian identity, three recent events should offer some reassurance. Though disparate in circumstances, they nonetheless collectively tell the story of tenacity in the face of denial, character under temptation and courage under peril.After slaying another victim last weekend in Cardiff, United Kingdom to reaffirm his invincibility in the rope square, emerging heavyweight [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I’m not sure Obasanjo is among Buhari’s advisers

Oshiomhole: I’m not sure Obasanjo is among Buhari’s advisers

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has reacted to the letter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to forget about the 2019 election.Speaking when he visited Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, Oshiomhole said since Obasanjo is not one of Buhari’s advisers, he should allow the president to make his own decisions.He also recalled [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request twisted to achieve political goal

Oshiomhole: Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request twisted to achieve political goal

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari's request to the World Bank for humanitarian assistance in the north-east has been twisted to achieve a political goal.The president had come under criticism after Kim Jong, World Bank president, said he made the request during a meeting in 2015.Reacting to the outcry that emanated from Jong's disclosure, Oshiomhole said Buhari [...]

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    Oshiomhole backs devolution of power, but says ‘we must also review our character’

Oshiomhole backs devolution of power, but says ‘we must also review our character’

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has backed the calls for the devolution of power to the 36 states of the federation.He said although it is pertinent to devolve power, attitudinal change in the approach to public service is extremely salient.Speaking at a colloquium organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), he said: "We will have to do devolution of power, [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Jonathan was not competent enough to continue as president

Oshiomhole: Jonathan was not competent enough to continue as president

Adams Oshiomhole, immediate past governor of Edo state, says former president Goodluck Jonathan was not competent enough to continue with the leadership of the country in 2015.He said the competence expected from the Jonathan administration never materialised, and that even the most basic things were not adequately done.In a conversation with The Interview, Oshiomhole quoted Jonathan as admitting that he did not [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Magu has a more challenging job than Buhari, Saraki

Oshiomhole: Magu has a more challenging job than Buhari, Saraki

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, has described the job of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as the most challenging in Nigeria.According to the ex-governor, Magu's job is more tasking than those of President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki.Speaking on Monday at the first national anti-corruption stakeholders’ summit at the EFCC Academy in [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Nigerian doctors go abroad for medical checkup… why deny Buhari his right?

Oshiomhole: Nigerian doctors go abroad for medical checkup… why deny Buhari his right?

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, says he can't understand why there's such a "big issue" over President Muhammadu Buhari's foreign trip for medical checkup — when even Nigerian doctors do the same.Oshiomhole said as governor, he used state funds to sponsor medical checkups abroad for "farmers, villagers, politicians, ordinary people, and the media".The former labour leader said rather than spread unnecessary speculation, Nigerians [...]

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    Edo speaker: N200m cannot buy Oshiomhole a house in Lekki

Edo speaker: N200m cannot buy Oshiomhole a house in Lekki

Justin Okonoboh, speaker of the Edo state house of assembly, says the N200 million approved for former governor Adams Oshiomhole cannot buy him a house in Lekki, Victoria Island or Banana Island - the choice residential areas for Nigeria's richest.The Edo state house of assembly had approved the construction of a residential building worth N200 million for Oshiomhole and a [...]

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    Oshiomhole appoints 4 permanent secretaries on last day in office

Oshiomhole appoints 4 permanent secretaries on last day in office

Adams Oshiomhole, outgoing governor of Edo state, has appointed four new permanent secretaries.Peter Okhiria, chief press secretary of the governor, disclosed this in a statement.Oshiomhole will be handing over power to Godwin Obaseki, winner of the September governorship poll, later on Friday.But Obaseki and Philip Shaibu, his deputy, will be sworn at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the state [...]

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