Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

The INEC in Lagos on Friday published details of 41 candidates of various political parties in the state for the 2019 elections jostling to become governor.According to NAN, 589 candidates of different parties are eying 40 seats in the Lagos state house of assembly.NAN reports that the INEC timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general election indicated that [...]

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    Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares governorship ambition

Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares governorship ambition

Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west senatorial district, has declared his interest to contest the September 22 governorship election.Adeleke made this known in a letter he addressed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aleleke, who has spent barely a year in the senate, replaced Isiaka, his elder brother, who died in April 2017.A few days to the election, Adeleke defected from the All [...]

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    Imo deputy gov: No man born of a woman can stop me from becoming governor

Imo deputy gov: No man born of a woman can stop me from becoming governor

Eze Madumere, deputy governor of Imo state, says nobody can stop him from achieving his ambition of becoming the next governor of the state.Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, has endorsed Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, as his successor.This has created a friction in the cabinet, with reports making the rounds that there is a plot to remove Madumere for standing in the way [...]

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    Fayose: I expect my colleagues to act… police spokesman has insulted all governors

Fayose: I expect my colleagues to act… police spokesman has insulted all governors

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, insulted all the state governors by calling Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, "a drowning man".Moshood made the comment in response to the demand of Ortom that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, should resign.In a statement by Lere Olayinka, Fayose's spokesman, the governor said it was “unfortunate, regrettable and a height [...]

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    Osinbajo currently meeting APC govs

Osinbajo currently meeting APC govs

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is currently meeting with governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).The meeting, which is holding at the conference room of the vice-presidential wing, commenced after that of the national economic council (NEC).It is believed that political developments relating to the ruling party would be deliberated upon.On Wednesday, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, [...]

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    Plateau commissioner slumps, dies while jogging with governor

Plateau commissioner slumps, dies while jogging with governor

Samuel Galadima, Plateau housing and urban development commissioner, is dead. He slumped while jogging Wednesday morning with Governor Simon Lalong at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. Galadima was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died. Emmanuel Nanle, director of press affairs, confirmed the incident to NAN. “Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died,” [...]

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    Obaseki appoints SSG, says he’ll be a listening governor

Obaseki appoints SSG, says he’ll be a listening governor

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, on Monday announced the appointment of Osarodion Ogie as secretary to the state government.He also appointed Taiwo Akerele as chief of staff, and John Mayaki as interim chief press secretary.Before making the announcement, Obaseki met with the state head of service and permanent secretaries, promising to be a listening governor.He directed the permanent secretaries [...]

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    Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo, appointed SA to Kwara governor

Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo, appointed SA to Kwara governor

Femi Adebayo, a lawyer, actor and film producer, has been appointed special assistant on arts, culture and tourism to Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state.In a statement issued to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Adebayo expressed joy over the new appointment and urged his fans to continue to support him."I was appointed as Special Assistant (SA) to the Kwara state [...]

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    Judge’s absence stalls Babalakin’s N4.7bn subsidy trial

Judge’s absence stalls Babalakin’s N4.7bn subsidy trial

The N4.7 billion allegation of fraudulent collection of on fuel subsidy levelled against Wale Babalakin, chairman of Bi-Courtney Ltd by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been adjourned to May 12, 2014.The case was adjourned based on the absence of  Lawal-Akapo, the judge, in court.The judge was said to be attending a workshop organised by the Ikeja branch of [...]

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    Give us water, Kwara legislators beg Governor Abdulfatah

Give us water, Kwara legislators beg Governor Abdulfatah

Governor of Kwara State, AbdulFatah Ahmed has been urged to approve the rehabilitation of Okuta Water Works in Baruten local government area of the state.In a resolution made after adopting the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Water Resource, the house lamented acute water shortage at Okuta, but said the rehabilitation of the water works would solve the problem.Hon. [...]

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    Self-adulation alien to great leadership, say Fashola, Aregbesola

Self-adulation alien to great leadership, say Fashola, Aregbesola

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), and Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday graced the public presentation of a book titled, Giants of History (The Making of Our World), stating that proclaiming greatness should not be the lot of leaders themselves but the natural testimony of people who have felt the impact of their greatness.The governors who [...]

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