Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Nyako could be impeached ‘within 10 days’

Nyako could be impeached ‘within 10 days’

The impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State could be fast-tracked and concluded within 10 days, a member of the house of assembly has told TheCable.The state's acting chief judge, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, on Friday finally set up a panel of seven persons to investigate the allegations of misconduct and corruption against Nyako by the state's lawmakers after surmounting [...]

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    Osun Poll: Oyinlola meets Jonathan

Osun Poll: Oyinlola meets Jonathan

Ahead of the August 9 governorship election in Osun State, President Goodluck Jonathan has held a closed-door meeting with the former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.Oyinlola is currently embroiled in a legal tussle over his position as the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was sacked last year.He has flirted with the All Progressives [...]

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    PDP set to take Osun, says Omisore

PDP set to take Osun, says Omisore

Senator Iyiola Omisore, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, says the party will replicate its victory in the June 21 Ekiti governorship election.Omisore told NAN in Abuja on Sunday: "We will take over Osun State through the polls by God’s grace."The Osun election is scheduled for August 9, 2014.He said the PDP would win Osun governorship [...]

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    The clear message from Ekiti voters

The clear message from Ekiti voters

I was at work sometime in 2003 when I got a call from my wife. She said with a form of excitement: "There is this man called Ayo Fayose ─ he is going to win the governorship election in Ekiti State." I was amused. Before I could ask her to justify her proposition, she said: "I just watched him on [...]

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    PDP kicks as APC heads for tribunal over Ekiti

PDP kicks as APC heads for tribunal over Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it would challenge some "constitutional breaches" before, during and after the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.The national publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said at a news conference on Thursday after the inaugural meeting of the national working committee (NWC) of the party in Abuja that the party would go [...]

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    Fashola cries foul over Fayemi’s defeat

Fashola cries foul over Fayemi’s defeat

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has faulted those saying All Progressives Congress (APC) should learn lessons from its loss in the June 21 Ekiti State governorship election.The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ayo Fayose, won the election by a wide margin, defeating the incumbent, APC's Dr. Kayode Fayemi.But in an interview on Wednesday, Fashola said it would [...]

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    Ekiti: 5 reasons why Fayemi lost to Fayose

Ekiti: 5 reasons why Fayemi lost to Fayose

Like a bad dream, supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) are still trying to understand the tsunami that hit them in the Ekiti governorship election. Governor Kayode Fayemi had been widely acknowledged as having performed very well. His re-election was, therefore, supposed to be taken for granted. But in the June 21 poll, he lost woefully to Ayo Fayose, former [...]

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    Ekiti APC ‘gathering evidence’ for tribunal

Ekiti APC ‘gathering evidence’ for tribunal

Despite Governor Kayode Fayemi's acceptance of defeat in the June 21 Ekiti gubernatorial poll, TheCable understands that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is pushing for Ayo Fayose's victory to be challenged in court.Fayemi lost the election to Fayose, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by a wide margin and promptly made a concession speech [...]

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    [THE AFTERMATH] Will Osun follow Ekiti to PDP?

[THE AFTERMATH] Will Osun follow Ekiti to PDP?

Senator Iyiola Omisore (pictured, top) will be licking his lips by now, thinking the defeat of Dr. Kayode Fayemi in the Ekiti governorship election is a good omen for his own bid to take over Osun State government house.Nigerians have always seen the south-west as the impregnable stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a no-go area for [...]

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    Ekiti results to be announced Sunday morning

Ekiti results to be announced Sunday morning

The winner of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State will not be announced until early Sunday morning.A senior official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told TheCable on Saturday night that the collation of results will be done all through the night.Election was conducted in 177 wards and 2,195 polling units across the 16 local governments of [...]

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    Jonathan picks Bode George’s wife to head NDLEA

Jonathan picks Bode George’s wife to head NDLEA

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Mrs. Roli Bode-George — wife of former national vice chairman (south-west) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) — as the director-general of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).According to an announcement by Dr. Reuben Abati, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mrs. Bode-George takes over from Mr Olufemi Ajayi, who is [...]

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    Nyako ‘dodges’ impeachment notice

Nyako ‘dodges’ impeachment notice

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State has left Yola for Abuja in order to avoid being served a notice of impeachment, TheCable has been informed.The house of assembly, which is made up wholly of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had on Wednesday asked the assembly clerk to serve the impeachment notices on Nyako and his deputy, Bala Ngilari, [...]

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    Suspended PDP chairman vows to reclaim office

Suspended PDP chairman vows to reclaim office

Dr. Haruna Dabin, the suspended chairman of the Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is hoping that crisis in the party would soon be resolved by the party’s national secretariat, so that he can return to office.Dabin, who was suspended on Monday at an extraordinary meeting of the state executive committee in Jos, debunked the allegations against him.“I still [...]

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    Jonathan appoints Tukur Ambassador-at-Large

Jonathan appoints Tukur Ambassador-at-Large

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the immediate past chairman of the ruling PDP, as Ambassador-at-Large.[...]

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    2015: Tinubu ‘drops interest’ in VP slot

2015: Tinubu ‘drops interest’ in VP slot

Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has dropped his interest in the vice-presidential slot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election, TheCable understands.Tinubu is making that "personal sacrifice" in the interest of opposition politics in Nigeria, one of his associates said at the weekend.There had been strong speculations that Tinubu was planning to [...]

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    ‘Nigeria will win the World Cup’ – and other Brazil 2014 predictions and palavers

‘Nigeria will win the World Cup’ – and other Brazil 2014 predictions and palavers

The World Cup, unlike Christmas, is every four years. That, though, should not limit my altruistic behaviour of caring about the needs and happiness of other people to the festive period only.Here are gifts, in form of predictions (based on history and humour), for football pundits, fans, non-fans, comedians and their clients, and NairaBet faithful!No new name on the [...]

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