Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Ogun PDP crisis: INEC rejects NWC list, accepts Kashamu’s candidates

Ogun PDP crisis: INEC rejects NWC list, accepts Kashamu’s candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recognised candidates of the Buruji Kasahmu faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state as contestants for the 2019 elections.In a letter dated October 25, Okechukwu Ndeche, the commission's acting secretary, told Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, that the decision was based on a court verdict.The PDP had expelled [...]

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    APC: What Amosun wants is not in our constitution

APC: What Amosun wants is not in our constitution

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, resorted to self-help which is alien to its constitution.Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesperson of the ruling party, said this in reaction to the crisis trailing the party in Ogun state.Amosun had kicked against the emergence of Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate for 2019, saying Abiodun Akinlade, his preferred candidate, [...]

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    ‘It’s a lie from hell’ — Ogun debunks rumours of Shonekan’s death

‘It’s a lie from hell’ — Ogun debunks rumours of Shonekan’s death

Taiwo Adeoluwa, secretary to the Ogun state government, has described as a "lie from the pit of hell", the reports that Ernest Shonekan, former head of interim national government, is dead.Adeoluwa debunked the rumour on Tuesday evening.He said Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, has spoken with Shonekan who reportedly told the governor that he is hale and hearty.Tributes have been [...]

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    Dapo Abiodun accuses Amosun of conspiring with monarchs to strip him of guber ticket

Dapo Abiodun accuses Amosun of conspiring with monarchs to strip him of guber ticket

Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, has accused Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun, of plotting to upturn the decision of national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party to recognise him as the guber candidate of the state.Amosun had lost out in his bid to have Abiodun Akinlade succeed him, though he has [...]

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    I’ll hand over to Akinlade in 2019, says Amosun

I’ll hand over to Akinlade in 2019, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he will hand over power to Abiodun Akinlade, his preferred candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election.The governor made this known in a statement by Adedayo Adeneye, the state commissioner for information.The national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had ratified Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate [...]

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    Osinbajo ‘didn’t influence’ Ogun APC primary

Osinbajo ‘didn’t influence’ Ogun APC primary

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is not responsible for the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, according to an associate of the vice-president.The Ogun chapter of the ruling party is currently engulfed in a crisis over the governorship primary election.While Ibikunle Amosun, the governor, backed Abiodun Akinlade, who was announced winner of a parallel primary conducted by the [...]

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    Ogun APC opposes NWC panel, declares Amosun’s candidate winner of guber primary

Ogun APC opposes NWC panel, declares Amosun’s candidate winner of guber primary

Adekunle Akinlade, an aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, has been declared winner of the governorship primary election in the state.Derin Adebiyi, state chairman of the party, made the declaration after a parallel primary was conducted on Tuesday.Akinlade, lawmaker representing Egbada South/Ipokia federal constituency, is the preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state.While addressing [...]

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    Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Given the recent escalation of flood incidents in parts of the country, it is imperative to know how to stay safe.Here are a few tips:Never walk through moving water. This is the first rule of caution, don't be tempted. If you must walk through water, wherever possible, walk where the water is not moving. You can use a stick [...]

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    Drama as Obasanjo storms PDP rally in Ogun

Drama as Obasanjo storms PDP rally in Ogun

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo stormed the rally of Oladipupo Adebutu, one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state, on MondayThe presence of the elder statesman energised the people at the rally which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.When the microphone was handed over to him, Obasanjo wished the party [...]

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    Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

The Nigerian army says it has confiscated three trucks loaded with thousands of live cartridges in Igbogila-Ilara area of Ogun state.Enobong Udoh, general officer commanding (GOC) of the army 82 division, disclosed this at a press conference on Thursday, in Lagos state.Represented Olusegun Olatunde, a brigadier-general, Udoh said the army intercepted the trucks on Thursday in conjunction with some security [...]

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    Some people demarketing our state for selfish reasons, says Amosun on rumour of fake rice

Some people demarketing our state for selfish reasons, says Amosun on rumour of fake rice

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, has described as “mischievous” reports that the bags of rice recently displayed by the state government is fake.Some critics of the current administration in the state had said the rice pyramid recently mounted by the government is mixed with sands.They also said the Mitros rice locally produced by the state is not available for sales [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

An  Ogun state farmer identified as Adetona Owolabi has been hacked to death by suspected herdsmen.The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the deceased’s farmland located at Afon in Imeko-Afon local government area of the state.Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable on Friday.He said two suspects had been arrested regarding the incident.“It was [...]

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    Amosun: Politicians dividing Nigerians for selfish reasons

Amosun: Politicians dividing Nigerians for selfish reasons

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says some politicians are causing disunity in the country for selfish reasons.Speaking  at a media workshop organised for the state house press corps in Abeokuta, the state capital, Amosun called on the media to project more of the things that unite the nation.He said there is no nation without challenges, but projecting inflammatory remarks [...]

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    Crocodile Smile: Army arrests 399 suspects in Lagos, Ogun

Crocodile Smile: Army arrests 399 suspects in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian army on Saturday announced that at least 399 suspects were arrested for various offences in Lagos and Ogun states during the Crocodile Smile 2 exercise.Bassey Adonkie, 35 artillery brigade commander, disclosed this while giving an appraisal of the exercise during the closing ceremony of the Crocodile Smile 2 at 192 Battalion, Ajilete, Ogun state.He said the operation was aimed [...]

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    How 36 states spent N2.67bn servicing foreign loans

How 36 states spent N2.67bn servicing foreign loans

The 36 states of the federation spent N2.67 billion to service external debt in September.The amount is contained in a report which NAN obtained from the office of the accountant-general of the federation on Wednesday.Figures from the Debt Management Office (DMO) also showed that as of June 30, 2017, the 36 state governments and the federal capital territory (FCT) had a [...]

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    Crocodile Smile II: Army arrests 40 in Lagos, Ogun

Crocodile Smile II: Army arrests 40 in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian army says it arrested 40 suspects for various offences within Lagos and Ogun states during the Operation Crocodile Smile II.In a statement on Tuesday, Olaolu Daudu, spokesman of the 81 division in Lagos, said troops have been carrying out routine activities associated with the exercise alongside other security agencies.“Some suspected criminals have been arrested; drug peddlers, cultists, car [...]

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