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    Fashola: South-west stands to gain more by re-electing Buhari

Fashola: South-west stands to gain more by re-electing Buhari

Babatunde Fashola, minister for power, works and housing, says the south-west has more to gain by re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari.Fashola said this on Tuesday during the inauguration of 5000 foot soldiers for the campaign of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos.He said the re-election of Buhari would guarantee that power would come to the south-west in 2023.NAN reports that [...]

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    South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

The selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been met with protest by south-east leaders.David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the leaders of the region were not consulted over the nomination of Obi.He said the development contravened an initial agreement that the leaders will collectively endorse a [...]

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    Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from the south-west have called on people in the region to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Addressing journalists during a protest at the entrance of the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Muftau Zakariya, south-west coordinator of the group, said the president has no "moral justification" to remain in office beyond [...]

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    Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

I have been thinking about Jagaban, Bola Ahmed Tinubu lately. I think he deserves an encomium for tipping into the expansive shoes of the sage, Obafemi Awolowo, by forging a united bunch out of disparate broomsticks. But honestly, I do not think he has the intellectual grit, ideological purpose and discipline of the late former premier of the western region.Jagaban [...]

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    South-west governors admit Lagos into O’dua Investment Group

South-west governors admit Lagos into O’dua Investment Group

The six governors in the south-west have formally admitted Lagos state into the O'dua Investment Group.Akinwunmi Ambode, the state governor, announced the development on Wednesday, via a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary.Incorporated as a limited liability company in July 1976, O'dua Investment Company Limited has business interests in Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states.It operates as [...]

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    Obasanjo: If level of education in north-east matched south-west’s, there’ll be no Boko Haram

Obasanjo: If level of education in north-east matched south-west’s, there’ll be no Boko Haram

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, says there will be no Boko Haram if the level of education in the north-east matched what is obtainable in the south-west.Obasanjo said it took quite some time for Boko Haram to incubate and evolve into a full-fledged terrorist group.He said history may repeat itself if the women, children and youth of the north-east region are [...]

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    South-west govs take unified position on constitution amendment

South-west govs take unified position on constitution amendment

Governors of the six states in the south-west geopolitical zone on Wednesday met in Ibadan, Oyo state, to discuss moves to amend the 1999 constitution in the common interest of the Yoruba nation.The governors present in the meeting were Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), while Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, [...]

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    Army to begin Crocodile Smile II in south-south, south-west

Army to begin Crocodile Smile II in south-south, south-west

The Nigerian army says it is set to conduct 'Exercise Crocodile Smile II' in the south-south and south-west geopolitical zones of the country, beginning from Friday.Sani Usman, army spokesperson, said in a statement on Tuesday that the exercise was aimed at training troops in aid of civil authorities in tackling security challenges in those areas.Between November and December 2016, the [...]

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    Fresh crisis looms in PDP as south-west exco sues Makarfi

Fresh crisis looms in PDP as south-west exco sues Makarfi

The south-west zonal executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a suit at the federal high court, Abuja, seeking the nullification of the 75th national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party.The suit marked FHC/ABJ/732/2017 has the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi and Ben Obi, Eddy Olafeso, Bunmi Jenyo and the inspector-general of [...]

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    South-west govs set up joint task force on security

South-west govs set up joint task force on security

South-west governors on Monday set up a joint task force to contain all forms of security threat in the region.They did this at a meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. The governors also approved the establishment of the western Nigeria export development initiative to drive the export potentials of the region.The governors also resolved to forge ahead with a regional [...]

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    Fuel scarcity looms in south-west as IPMAN threatens to ‘shut down’

Fuel scarcity looms in south-west as IPMAN threatens to ‘shut down’

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said the unfriendly policies of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will soon lead to fuel scarcity in six states.The six states are Oyo, Osun, Lagos, Kwara, Ondo, and Ekiti.The association said the NNPC was collecting unwarranted levies from its members and as such, threatened to shut down its stations.IPMAN urged [...]

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    Scarcity looms as south-west marketers ‘stop lifting fuel’

Scarcity looms as south-west marketers ‘stop lifting fuel’

The south-west zone of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) says some of its members have stopped lifting fuel because the official pump price of N145 per litre is "no longer sustainable".According to PUNCH, the marketers stopped dispensing fuel last week and have also not lifted new product "because they are no longer breaking even".Debo Ahmed, IPMAN chairman in the [...]

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    Igbo elites, their masses and Nigeria’s unity

Igbo elites, their masses and Nigeria’s unity

In the last one and half years, anytime one posts anything on President Buhari, some people of south east origin devour the person like a wounded lion. They attack the source of the post and even the president. It is baffling for keen observers because campaigns and elections ended in April 2015.Before I go further, I will use three different [...]

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