Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Tonye Cole: Rivers people yearning for a gov who won’t steal their money

Tonye Cole: Rivers people yearning for a gov who won’t steal their money

Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, says he accepted to run because of the yearning for a new leadership in the state.Cole, a billionaire entrepreneur, had emerged candidate of one of the APC factions in the state loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation.In an interview with Vanguard, Cole said Amaechi convinced [...]

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    Tonye Cole remains our guber candidate in Rivers, says APC

Tonye Cole remains our guber candidate in Rivers, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Tonye Cole, billionaire entrepreneur, is its candidate for the governorship election in Rivers state.Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the ruling party, announced this in a statement on Thursday.He said the clarification became necessary as a result of a supreme court ruling on the congresses conducted by a faction of the APC in the state.The apex [...]

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    Pro-Abe protesters ask APC to recognise him as Rivers guber candidate

Pro-Abe protesters ask APC to recognise him as Rivers guber candidate

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) members loyal to Magnus Abe, senator representing south-east, on Friday stormed the national secretariat of the party to demand that the leadership of the party to recognise Abe as the APC gubernatorial candidate for 2019.The senator and Tony Cole both emerged governorship candidates of APC after holding parallel primaries.Cole belongs to the faction of Rotimi Amaechi, [...]

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    Fresh worry for APC as court nullifies Cole’s nomination as Rivers guber candidate

Fresh worry for APC as court nullifies Cole’s nomination as Rivers guber candidate

A high court sitting in Port Harcourt has sacked the Ojukaye Flag-Amachree-led executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers.The court also voided the primary election conducted by the faction recognised by the party's national leadership.Tonye Cole emerged the governorship candidate in the primary.The court gave the ruling on Wednesday, following a case filed by some members of the [...]

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    Rivers APC produces two governorship candidates

Rivers APC produces two governorship candidates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state produced two governorship candidates in parallel primary elections conducted on Sunday.A faction of the party loyal to Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, adopted direct primary election while the faction loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, went for indirect primaries.There were four aspirants in all seeking to pick the party's governorship [...]

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    Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole, an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Rivers, says restoring peace and unity to the state would be his administration’s top priority if he wins the election.Cole, one of the four aspirants on the APC platform, made the statement in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Port Harcourt.He said the state has been struggling with the [...]

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    Rivers asks Amaechi to account for proceeds from sale of state’s assets

Rivers asks Amaechi to account for proceeds from sale of state’s assets

The Rivers government has asked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to account for proceeds from the sale of $308 million gas turbine power stations formerly owned by the state.Amaechi was governor of Rivers from 2007 to 2015. The gas turbines were sold to Sahara Energy, a company owned by Tonye Cole, governorship aspirant of APC.In a statement on Monday, Emma [...]

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    Tonye Cole resigns from Sahara Energy to join politics

Tonye Cole resigns from Sahara Energy to join politics

Tonye Cole, an executive director of Sahara Group, has resigned from his position to join active politics.Cole, who co-founded the company in 1996, will be contesting for the gubernatorial seat in Rivers."The Board and management of The Sahara Group of Companies wish to inform the general public and other stakeholders that one of our co-founders and Executive Director, Mr Tonye [...]

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    Sahara Group partners Financial Times for Nigeria summit

Sahara Group partners Financial Times for Nigeria summit

Sahara Group, an African energy conglomerate, has partnered with Financial Times, world’s leading business publication, for the maiden edition of the FT Nigeria Summit taking place on May 31 in Lagos.The summit which has the theme, “Dispelling uncertainty and building resilience," is aimed at “exploring Nigeria’s huge investment potential” which is especially challenging as the country is said to have a [...]

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    We’re committed to diversification, says Sahara Group

We’re committed to diversification, says Sahara Group

Tonye Cole, executive director and co-founder, Sahara Group, says the company is committed to sustaining its growth and expansion across global markets through diversification, collaboration and innovation.Cole made this known in the release of Sahara Group’s second sustainability report titled 'Sustainability through synergy'.The report highlights the company’s key investments, innovation in the power sector and its newly adopted supply chain [...]

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    Sahara Group partners WHO on #Makevisoncount campaign

Sahara Group partners WHO on #Makevisoncount campaign

Sahara Group has reaffirmed its commitment to fight blindness through the #makevisoncount campaign in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO).The corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme is designed to raise public awareness on blindness and vision impairment as major international public health issues.#Makevisoncount is in celebration of World Sight Day- an annual day of awareness focusing global attention on blindness [...]

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