Politics

Edo 2016: APGA candidate assures on revival of sports council

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin  The Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Osaro Onaiwu has said he will reduce youth restiveness in Edo State by reviving the state’s sports council if elected. 

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Sheriff writes INEC, seeks to stop PDP convention

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja  Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking to stop the party’s national convention, scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on August 17.

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Ondo LP chair resigns over Mimiko’s alleged bid to hijack party 

By Samuel Faleye, Akure The Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the Labour Party, Mr. Kolawole Johnson has tendered his resignation letter. 

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Buhari nominates Durojaye, others into NCC board

By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Senator Biyi Durojaye as the chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission. A statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said a letter from the president has been dispatched to the Senate seeking confirmation for Durojaye and other nominees into the ...

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IPOB members denounce MEND over negotiation with FG

By Achike Uchenna, Enugu Leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra [(POB) has denied reports suggesting that their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will be released from detention on the condition that he renounces his agitation for the actualization of Biafra Republic.

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Edo monarch assures Obaseki, say ‘Oshiomhole’ll hand over to you’

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin Royal fathers in Edo North Central Senatorial District have assured the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki he will win the gubernatorial election scheduled to hold in September.

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Edo governorship poll will be conclusive, says INEC

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that theSeptember 10 governorship election in Edo would be conclusive. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Sam Olumekun, gave the assurance Tuesday at the commission’s voter education implementation meeting in Benin. “We want to assure the people that we are prepared to conduct a conclusive ...

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Governorship poll: Drama as PDP ward chairman defects to APC in Edo

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in ward 11, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo state, Chief Sunday Edehor, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Governorship poll: APGA promises to build fashion village in Edo

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the September 10 election, in Edo State, Mr. Osaro Onaiwu, has promised members of the Tailors and Fashion Design Association (TAFDAN) that he would build a fashion village in the state if elected as governor. This promise is coming 24 hours after tailors in ...

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Lagos gets five new permanent secretaries

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries and Tutor General in the state public service. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna stated that the move was in furtherance of the current administration’s commitment towards strengthening the state public service for ...

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