EFCC to question 2 ex-ministers, 16 other top govt officers in OBJ’s $16bn power project probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has listed 2 former ministers and 16 other former and serving government officers for questioning as the anti-graft agency begins the probe of $16 billion power project of the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. There had been conflicting figures on the exact cost of the project as some people put it at $16 billion while others say it is $13.8 billion. It was gathered last night that the anti-graft agency may arrest key contractors involved in the power project scam which extended…

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Shi’ite raises fresh alarm over El-Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Wednesday, raised an alarm that the federal government has prevented doctors from treating its leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky in India. The Secretary-General, Academic Forum of the IMN, Abdullahi Musa, who briefed reporters in Abuja on the development disclosed that the security agents that accompanied El-Zakzaky have just given him two hours to accept to be treated.

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Hajj 2019: Gbajabiamila mandates Nigerian pilgrims to pray for country

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged Nigerian pilgrims to pray for the country as they join millions of Muslims across the globe to observe the Arafat tomorrow, Saturday. Gbajabiamila made the plea in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Friday. The Speaker expressed optimism that with prayers, Nigeria can move to the next level the current administration yearns for. “I want to urge all our pilgrims to pray for the unity of Nigeria. We need the prayers because the government is not relenting as it is striving to…

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El-Zakazky: Govt, may appeal court ruling

Counsel to the Kaduna State government and Director of Public Prosecution, Dari Bayero has hinted that the state government may appeal the ruling of a Kaduna state High Court granting the request of detained Islamic cleric, El Zakzaky to travel abroad for medical reasons. A Kaduna State High Court, earlier today granted the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky leave to travel abroad for medical attention. The court in granting the leave said Zakzaky and his wife are to go on the medical leave…

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Ooni Ogunwusi leads Yoruba Obas to Prez. Buhari

Ooni of Ife, Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi recently led selected traditional rulers from SYorubaland on a visit to the President, Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Mohammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police, were among top government functionaries that welcomed the monarchs to the seat of government.

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Gov. Abiodun leads Ogun elders into meeting with Buhari

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday led elders and leaders of thought from Ogun State into a meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari. The meeting started around 3.04pm at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja. Those at the meeting alongside the governor included former state governors, Olusegun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel. Also at the meeting are Segun Awolowo, traditional rulers and members of the National Assembly from the state and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The meeting was still in progress…

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Gov. Abiodun begins Amosun’s probe

The need to put Ogun State back on the path of development and probity under the Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun administration began has begun with plans by the state government to probe the eight years administration of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun during the week. The Dr. Dapo Abiodun led administration during the week announced the setting up of a committee to probe the contracts and projects innitiated by Amsoun’s administration. According to sources at the Oke Mosan Governors Office, the committee is to among other things, identify all outstanding significant…

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Buhari swears in Tanko as new CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). He became the 18th CJN at the brief ceremony. Muhammad, who took over from the immediate past and suspended CJN, Walter Onnoghen, was screened and cleared by the Senate last week. He has been on acting capacity since January 2019. At the swearing-in ceremony were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege. Also at the ceremony that started around 10.30am, included Inspector General…

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Saraki, Keyamo, Aregbesola named in Buhari’s new cabinet

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Festus Keyamo, Sen Godswill Apkabio and the immidiate past minister of information, Lai Mohammed have made it to the 42 ministerial list sent to the Senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari. In adherence to section167 (2), President Buhari while he attached CV to the 42 ministerial nominees, as the Senate to confirm them. Others who make the list are: Dr Ikechukwu Oga, Muhammadu Musa Bello, Godswill Apkabio, Dr Chris Ngige, Sharon Okezu, Adamu Adamu, Mariam Katagum, Timipre Sylva, Sen George Akume, Mustapha Baba…

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How Gbajabiamila’s intervention stopped resident doctors strike

Following the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has suspended its planned industrial action, which was due to commence on Monday 22nd July, 2019. The union had at the end of its 39th Ordinary General Meeting in Benin City, Edo State in May, given a 40-day ultimatum, calling for the payment of outstanding salary shortfalls and arrears of its members. However, after the ultimatum, the Speaker had appealed to the resident doctors through the…

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Assets: How Oyo Gov., Makinde got his N48.1bn

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday made good his campaign promise to publicly declare his assets. The governor, who visited the Oyo State office of the Code of Conduct Bureau in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form, said his decision to make the assets public was in fulfilment of his electoral promise. Details of the assets as contained in the CCB 1 with the name Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, was declared at the High Court of Oyo State, on May 28, 2019. The assets declaration…

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Full List: Sanwo-olu names Tunji Bello, 39 as commissioners, special advisers

In fulfilment of his election promise to accelerate his administration’s development agenda, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, transmitted a list of Commissioner-designates to the House of Assembly for ratification. The list contained twenty-five names, who are to assume duty as Commissioners and Special Advisers upon ratification by the legislature. A statement by the Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said Sanwo-Olu carefully picked the nominees based on their cognate experience in their respective professions. The list, Akosile said, comprised names of technocrats and politicians, who understand…

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Sanwo-olu appoints Fafore Executive Assistant PR, New Media

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Public Relations expert, Olusegun Fafore as his Executive Assistant New Media and Public Relations. Prior to his appointment, Fafore was the Consultant-in-Chief of Reputation Plus Limited. Fafore specialises in Corporate PR, Financial PR, Media Relations, Stakeholders Management, Communication and Campaign Planning, Crisis communications and Content Development. He worked for Nestoil Limited where he served as Corporate Communications Manager from April 2016 to March 2018. At Nestoil, Fafore led the company’s external communications and stakeholders engagement initiatives. He developed strategic plans for the Corporate Communications Department to facilitate the…

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South Africa denies Nigeria visa-free status, grants Ghana

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries. South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries including Ghana to allow travellers to enter the country without a visa. According to the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, citizens of the seven countries are able to enter South Africa…

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Again Shi’ites in gun battle with Police in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria on Thursday morning again clashed with the police at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja. The police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse the protesters while about five Shi’ite members were apprehended by the security operatives. The clash sparked panic as anxious workers, commuters and motorists fled in fear. The sect members later regrouped at another location to continue with their protest. On Tuesday, they stormed the National Assembly complex during which they shot four policemen and damaged many vehicles and properties in the…

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Buhari’s kinsman who declared self Customs CG sent for medical examination

Nura Dahiru, a Katsina born Assistant Superintendent of Customs, who stormed the headquarters of the Nigerian Customs service wearing the rank of Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs and demanded that CG, Col. Hamid Ali should hand over to him, has been made to face a medical examination. Dahiru had reported to the office on Monday morning with the rank of DCG and reportedly went to the office of the CG demanding to take over from the retired military office thereby causing a stir at the customs headquarters. According to men of…

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Army clarifies mis-information on Lt. Gen. Adeosun

SPECIALLY/NEWLY PROMOTED LIEUTENANT GENERAL LO ADEOSUN IS STILL THE CHIEF OF TRAINING & OPERATIONS NIGERIAN ARMY Contrary to fake news going round insinuating or suggesting appointment of Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun as Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, members of the public are hereby once again informed that Lieutenant General LO Adeosun has just been given special/accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General and formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai. Lt Gen LO Adeosun is only granted special promotion…

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Gov. Obaseki goes for Oshiomhole’s jugular

The Edo Government says it will probe contracts for construction of structures and supply of equipment to Benin Central Hospital, awarded by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole. Special Adviser to Edo Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Cruise Osage, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Benin, saying a commission of inquiry would soon be constituted to probe the contracts. According to the governor’s aide, the action for probe was necessitated by numerous calls on the government to look into the contracts in which billions of taxpayers’…

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Supreme Court dismisses Adeleke, PDP, affirms Oyetola as Osun Governor

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in the September 2018 election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, challenging the election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress. The apex court in a split decision of five to two, the apex court’s panel of seven Justices held that the proceedings and the majority judgment of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal which had declared the PDP as the winner of the poll were a nullity. Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour who…

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Buhari’s cabinet takes shape as 21 nominees scale security clearance

Multiple but reliable sources have confirmed that a total of 21 ministerial nominees have been cleared by Department of State Services (DSS). The clearance by the intelligence agency comes ahead of Wednesday’s resumption of the two chambers of the National Assembly from their two weeks long recess. It was gathered that list of the nominees would be transmitted to the Senate for screening and confirmation in line with the 1999 Constitution soon. In 2015, it took the president six months to send the list of his ministerial nominees to the…

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Don’t falsify reports of court proceedings, ICPC boss urged

Head of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, has been urged to be a good ambassador of the legal profession by ensuring court proceedings are not falsified or misrepresented on the Commission’s official news handle. Owasanoye, who is a 1984 second class upper graduate of Law from the University of Ife, is now a professor of law. Making this call, a broadcast industry watcher, Dr. Yemi Anthony, noted that the commission, under the watch of a legal luminary, is already flouting the law by misleading the public,…

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“I burrowed money to pay May salary” – Gov. Abiodun Laments on Ogun State treasury

Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said he inherited a state treasury with “almost nothing” upon assumption of office on May 29. Abiodun, who was silent on the amount he met in the state’s account, said he had to borrow money from his friends who are Managing Directors in some commercial banks, in order to pay May salary, which he puts at over N7billion. He spoke shortly before he went into a closed-door meeting with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at MTR Hall, Ibara Housing in…

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‘Hang it there!’ Kano High Court orders Ganduje, Sanusi

A High Court sitting in Kano State on Thursday again ordered Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi ll to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the governor on May 10. News Agency of Nigeria reports that on May 10, the court through the ex-parte application by the applicant, Rabiu Gwarzo restrained Ganduje and all other respondents in the case from appointing or recognising any purported emir under the Kano state Emirs Appointment And Disposition Amendment Law 2019, pending the hearing of the…

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Prez. Buhari Replaces Baru with Kyari as NNPC GMD

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, bringing to an end the tenure of Maikanti Baru, as the oil firm’s boss. NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, who disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday morning, stated that the President also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new Chief Operating Officers.

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Prez. Buhari, APC Govs in closed door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum. The meeting started at the Council Chamber around 11.37am when the President arrived the venue. Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki offered the opening Christian prayer, while Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum said the Muslim prayer. The Forum is headed by Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu. State Governors at the closed doors meeting included those of Lagos, Ekiti, Edo, Plateau, Niger, Kogi, Borno, Nasarawa, Yobe, Osun, Ogun. Deputy governors at the meeting included those of…

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“Its MKO Abiola Stadium”, Prez. Buhari honours Abiola on Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late self-acclaimed President, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR). Buhari made the remark during the 2019 Democracy Day Address at the Eagles Square, Abuja. Abiola had run for the presidency in 1993, but the election results were annulled by former military President, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari, on the 6th of June 2018 had also awarded Abiola posthumously with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), meant only for Presidents. Buhari on Wednesday also said that Nigeria has all it…

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NiMet predicts nationwide rain

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with widespread rainfall and thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over the central states of Kaduna, Abuja, Gombe, Yola, Mambilla Plateau, Lokoja and Lafia in the morning. It also predicted slim chances of rain over the region later in the day with day and night temperatures of 25 to 31 and 15 to 23 degrees Celsius. The agency predicted that Northern states would have thunderstorms in places…

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Prez. Buhari salutes NASS for transparent polls, urge leaders to serve

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, following the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the President of the Senate and Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Hon. Idris Wase also emerged as the Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker respectively. “The President also salutes all the national legislators and their political parties for their display of patriotism and non-partisanship before and during the election. “He commended the transparent and fair nature of the…

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FG, investors to recapitalise DiCos with $4.7bn

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Dr. Usman Gur Mohammed, on Monday said that shareholders of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) that consist of the Federal Government and the private investors in the firms, are to jointly raise $4.7 billion to recapitalize the firms to upgrade power distribution equipment in the country. Upon the privatization of the 11 Discos of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) in 2013, the Federal Government retained 40 percent of the equity in the DisCos and divested 60 percent to private investors. Power…

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LASG to PDP: Stop peddling fake news, Sanwo-Olu did not buy N187m SUV

The Lagos State Government has denied a claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, acquired a N187m official vehicle. The Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement, on Sunday, said the vehicle used by Sanwo-Olu, which he said was “certainly not N187m,” was purchased over a year ago. According to Akosile, the Lagos chapter of the PDP had started exhibiting signs of “long-term depression” by joining the “infamous league of fake news promoters.” He said, “As a major…

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Tambuwal at burial of 25 killed by bandits, says its uncivilised and barbaric

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday attended the funeral of 25 persons killed by bandits in a fresh attack which occurred on Saturday in three communities in Rabah local government area of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tambuwal together with heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and government officials later condoled with the families of the victims after the burial held at Gandi town. NAN gathered that the bandits who were in large numbers raided Kalhu, Tsage and Geeri villages near Gandi and killed the 25…

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Guanduje prepares ground for Emir of Kano’s deposition as Anti-graft agency orders suspension

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has recommended the suspension of the  Emir of Kano , Alhaji  Muhammad  Sanusi, over alleged misappropriation of N3.4bn by the Kano Emirate Council. The commission, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, said during its investigation, it discovered that N3.4bn  was allegedly misappropriated by the Kano Emirate Council between 2014 and 2017. The preliminary report of investigation conducted by the commission was signed by its Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji. According to NAN,  the investigation followed a petition against the council. The commission alleged that the…

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Tension in Tompolo’s Kingdom over Maritime University

There is palpable tension in Gbaramatu kingdom, homestead of wanted warlord, Chief Government Ekpomuopolo aka Tompolo, in Warri Southwest local government area of Delta State. The tension was as a result of an alleged renewed military siege on the communities which has led to fears about another military operation. It was gathered tension has been rising in the area following last week’s failure by President Buhari to assent to the bill on the Nigerian Maritime University, which is located in Okerenkoko area of Gbaramatu. The Gbaramatu Traditional Council of Chiefs,…

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EX-Convict Case: Court to hear suit seeking Gbajabiamila’s disqualification for Reps Speakership

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned until Friday, hearing in a suit challenging the nomination of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, a member of the House of Representative vying for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives in the incoming 9th National Assembly. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the suit, following the prayer of Chief Philip Undie’s counsel, Mr Olasupo Azeez, that the defendant was yet to be served with the originating process. Azeez earlier prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable the plaintiff to regularise…

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Unpaid Salaries: Kogi workers reject Gov. Yahaya Bello’s stipends

The Joint Action Union of Local Government Workers in Kogi State has rejected the 25 and 30 per cent salaries paid to local government workers by the state government. The union, which consists of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Pensioners and the Non-Academic Staff Union, made this known on Sunday at the end of its state administrative council meeting held in Lokoja. While expressing displeasure over the way local government workers were being treated…

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Prez. Buhari approves State Police, dismiss 37 officers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of state and local government police. He also approved the dismissal of 37 police officers as recommended by the National Human Rights Commission Presidential Special Panel on SARS Reforms. This was contained in the statement by the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission and Chairman Presidential Panel on SARS Reform, Anthony Ojukwu, during the submission of report of the Presidential Panel on the reform of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), of the Nigeria Police, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Panel according to…

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Why Ogun State Gov., Abiodun made U-turn on Amosun’s abandoned projects

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has made a U-turn over his initial stand not to complete projects initiated and later abandoned by his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun. Abiodun, while speaking on Sunday during a post-inauguration thanksgiving service held at the Cathedral of the St. Peters Church, Ake, Abeokuta, the state capital, pledged to complete the projects because taxpayers money have been expended. The governor had said before he was sworn in that he would complete only projects that had direct benefits to the people. But at the service, Abiodun explained…

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Ogun Assembly reverses Ex-Gov. Amosun’s last minute appointments and contracts

The Ogun State House of Assembly presided by Speaker Suraju Ishola Adekunbi on Friday passed a bill and three resolutions nullifying all appointments, employment and financial agreements undertaken by out – gone Governor Ibikunle Amosun in the twilight of his administration. The resolutions suspended all traditional rulers – about 75 of them, who were appointed and promoted from February, 2019 till May 28, 2019 some hours to the exit of Amosun. The resolution also affects all appointments in respect of an alleged unqualified Permanent Secretaries and employment of 1000 people…

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Songs and jubilation in Alausa as Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat resume

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat resumed office on Thursday amid songs and jubilation by exited civil servants as the governor took a tour around the State Secretariat at Alausa. The civil servants hailed and praised him as he moved from one block to the other, waving at them in acknowledgement. The enthusiastic civil servants sang songs in Yoruba praising the governor, saying this dispensation will be good for all Lagosians. The governor later addressed them, promising to address all the challenges and…

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VeePee Osinbajo’s expensive joke on Saraki: “Thanks for not doing anything funny.’’

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday jokingly thanked Senate President Bukola Saraki for not taking advantage of the vacuum in power before the presidential inauguration. Osinbajo stated this at a dinner organised in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari and himself at the State House Banquet Hall. Buhari and Osinbajo had earlier in the day been sworn in for a second term in office by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad. The president, who is billed to depart for Makkah, Saudi Arabia on May 30 for OIC summit,…

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Abiodun resumes duty as Ogun State Governor

Governor Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy, Noimot Salako – Oyedele, on Thursday, a day after their inauguration, resumed office amid thunderous welcome and excitement from the state’s workforce. The governor was received by the Head of Service, Engr. Ishmail Bisiriyu, after inspecting a guard of honour mounted by the Nigerian Police. The Governor who arrived Oke – Mosan by 9:30 am, was later taken round the offices and ministries within the state Secretariat, Oke – Mosan Governor’s Office, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

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See Pictures of new Oyo Gov., Seyi Makinde’s family at his ‘Black Tie’ inauguration ball

The new governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde attended a black tie dinner on Tuesday, as part of the activities lined up for his inauguration, alongside members of his family. He shared photos from the dinner on his Twitter handle @seyimakinde. He wrote, “Last night, as part of the inauguration activities, we had dinner at a black-tie event attended by family, friends and associates.”

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Orimerunmu Collectives Congratulate Gov. Dapo Abiodun, Assures continued Support

A social and political pressure group, Orimerunmu Collectives has congratulated the newly installed governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his successful swearing-in as the new governor of Ogun State. The group based in Orimerunmu, Ofada/Mokoloki LCDA, Ogun State, urged the new Ogun State Governor to avoid the mistakes of the immediate past administration that left the state as a jungle of abandoned projects because the former governor left what he supposed to have done in the morning and afternoon of his eight years administration only to start rushing…

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Buhari Inauguration: Brigade commander orders Oshiomhole off parade ground

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, was given marching orders by the Commander, Guards Brigade, Brig. Gen Umar Musa, for breaching protocol when the latter decided to take part in the President’s inauguration at the Eagle Square on Wednesday. Several dignitaries who had a vital role to play in the inauguration of the President had lined up along the red carpet leading to where the President took the oath of office. The dignitaries include: The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army…

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We are dissatisfied with your documents, Ogun Dep. Gov-elect tells Amosun’s men at handing over ceremony

Governor Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday evening hands over the reins of power to his successor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, declaring earlier that he had achieved more for Ogun state than his two predecessors – Aremo Segun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel put together. The handover rite which took place at the Oke – Mosan Governor’s Office, about 35 minutes after Amosun had pulled out in a motorcade, was performed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Taiwo Adeoluwa, while the Abiodun’s Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako – Oyedele, received from him, the…

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Appeal court affirms Oyetola As Osun Governor

In a split judgment of four to one, the appeal tribunal in the Osun State governorship election dispute has set aside the judgment by the tribunal sacking Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. Justice Jumai Sankey, who read the lead on Thursday, held that the election tribunal was wrong in its majority judgment authored by Justice Peter Obiorah, in voiding Oyetola’s victory. While three other members of the appeal tribunal agreed with Sankey, one dissented. The judgment, which the first of four, to be delivered by the appeal panel, is on the appeal…

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More demolition to take place on Orimerunmu road as Akinfolarin’s CDC plans further expansion

The long and twisting journey to unravel the truth about the N648,000 scam rocking the Orimerunmu Area Community Development Committee finally yielded some dividends as National Infinity finally got hold of some documents that has illuminated the dappled transaction.   According to the documents, the Orimerunmu Area Community Development Committee had written a letter to the Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Department of Planning, Research & Statistics seeking an “approval to construct a dual carriage road and drainages at Orimerunmu” On the 19th of March, 2019, the ministry…

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