Gbajabiamila gives recipe to enhance women participation in politics

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that with with the right candidates with good ideas, funding and organisation, more Nigerian women would get elected into political offices.Gbajabiamila said, as a politician, he believes that Nigerian women could also engage in more advocacy, lobby, peaceful protests, among others to drive home their point to get into more elective positions.As a keynote speaker at a WIMPOL Dialogue organised by the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) on Saturday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said he believes…

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Appeal Court voids Melaye’s election may face electorates Nov 16

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will explore the possibility of using the November 16 governorship election to conduct a fresh election for the Kogi West Senatorial district. The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Nasarawa and Kwara states, Mohammed Haruna, dropped the hint in Lokoja on Friday. Fielding questions from newsmen on the Court of Appeal judgment nullifying the election of Senator Dino Melaye, Haruna said since the governorship election was still 34 days away, there was the possibility for the election to hold the same day.…

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House to empower lottery commission for more revenue generation -Gbajabiamila‎

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House was ready to empower the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) through enabling legislation to empower it to generate more revenue.Gbajabiamila, who played host to the management team of the commission led by the chairman of its board, Alhaji Ibikunle Fatai, said the House is willing to come up with relevant laws that would make Nigeria generate more revenue to fund her annual budgets.The Speaker ‎said: “Yours is a very important agency in terms of revenue…

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Ex-UK PM, Cameron lied, He was angry over anti-gay bill -Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is against him because he signed the Ant-Same sex Marriage Bill into law. Jonathan said this while reacting to claims by Cameron that he (Jonathan) prevented UK troops from rescuing some of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State. Cameron, in his recently published memoir titled, ‘For the Record’, had claimed that a team of UK soldiers had located some of the Chibok girls but “Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, seemed to be asleep…

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Gbajabiamila asks Nigerians to pray for unity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged Nigerians to remain united as the country marks her 59th Independence Day anniversary. The Speaker also enjoined Nigerians to pray for the country and her leaders for the entrenchment of good governance and the well being of the people.  In a statement marking Nigeria’s 59th Independence, Speaker Gbajabiamila said Nigeria has come a long way as one indivisible entity, which every citizen must work to protect. He said at a time like this, prayers and unity of purpose will help…

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Thank goodness, Presidency shoots down ‘3rd term agenda’

The Presidency has described as “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary”, insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari would embark on a third term ambition with effect from 2023.The Presidency specifically said that Buhari would “serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023 – and then there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate.”The Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, made the clarification in a statement issued on Tuesday night in Abuja.He said, “The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip…

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ICPC bursts Kashamu, recorvers 3 ambulances, 500kva transformer

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it recovered three ambulances and a 500KVA  transformer meant for constituency projects from Buruji Kashamu, a former senator who represented Ogun-east. Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, said the items were part of the 2016 constituency projects which were to be distributed to Ogun-east senatorial district. She said the commission received intelligence about the presence of the items at the location from a concerned citizen who became aware of the commission’s constituency project tracking group initiative. “They were discovered at his…

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Why Sowore is still in custody -DSS

The Department of State Services has said the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, was still in custody because his legal team had yet to serve it with a copy of the court order granting him bail. Spokesperson of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunnaya said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent, in Abuja, on Thursday. He said the DSS as a law-abiding agency has the highest regard for the laws of the land and would not do anything to undermine law and order. Afunnaya said, “We have not received…

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Gbajabiamila mourns Oba Oniru

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed shock over the death of His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru of Iru land, Victoria Island, Lagos.The Speaker said Oba Oniru would be remembered for his fatherly role and commitment to the development of Iru land.In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker described the passing away of the monarch as painful at this time that his advice and guidance are needed by leaders.Gbajabiamila, who noted that Oba Idowu…

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Charging Sowore for insulting Buhari is dictatorship -Amnesty

Global rights group, Amnesty International has lambasted the Federal government for charging Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, with treason and insulting the President. AI, in a series of tweets on Saturday, described the move as dictatorial and unwarranted. It called on the government to immediately release him and drop all the charges. It said, “Amnesty International condemns the bizarre charges pressed on activist Omoyele for expressing his views in media interviews. “The trumped-up charges he is facing show an attempt by the Nigerian authorities to deprive him of his human…

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Gbajabiamila seeks Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s support for agriculture, health

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has asked the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to intensify its intervention programmes in areas of health care delivery services and agriculture.The Speaker, while receiving members of the foundation’s delegation, led by its President, Global Development, Mr Chris Elias, in his office during a courtesy call on Thursday, said Nigeria is always desirous of collaboration with development partners that would impact positively on the socio-political and economic development of the country.He said Nigeria’s collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates…

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‘Common, stop insulting us’ -Senate Leader warns Nigerians over N5.5bn SUV criticism

Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi on Wednesday condemned the outcry generated by the senate’s planned purchase of sports utility vehicles amounting to N5.5bn for the senators, describing it as an insult. Senator Abdullahi stated this in an interview with journalists in his office in Abuja. He said the status of a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not undeserving of a sport utility vehicle. He said each of the 109 senators in the upper chamber would get one SUV which would be paid for at the end of their…

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Oyo Tribunal Victory: GSM says its ‘triumph of truth’

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Monday, described the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party on which platform he won the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state, at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, as the triumph of truth over falsehood. This was as the governor appreciated the people of the state for standing by him before, during and after the election. He called on the opposition All Progressives Congress to forget politics and join hands with him to work for the good of Oyo State. A statement…

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Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory, PDP declares judgement provocative

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition by Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 2019 Presidential Election. The court held, in the lead judgment read by Justice Mohammed Garba, which was supported by other Justices of the tribunal, held that the petitioners failed to prove their case. Meanwhile, main opposition political party the Peoples Democratic Party said it completely rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition…

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Atiku vs Buhari: Heavy Security as tribunal sits to deliver judgement

Security has been beefed up within the vicinity of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal delivers judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Feb. 23 general election. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security personnel comprising mainly men of the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps mounted security checks at both ends of the stretch of the road to the court.…

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Oshiomole calls for massive boycott of MTN, other S/Africa companies

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has urged Nigerians to boycott South African goods and services to protest the killings of Nigerians and other nationals living in that country. Oshiomhole gave the advice at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. He recalled that over the past one year, Nigerians have been maltreated in one part of South Africa or the other. “This is the time to show commitment to our citizens and show sympathy to our loved ones. “This can be done by boycotting South…

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Lagos NURTW members protest MC Oluomo’s choice as chairman

Aggrieved members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State have staged a protest at the state House of Assembly on Wednesday to reject the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the union in the state. The protesters condemned Akinsanya’s emergence, saying he and his supporters and backers were working against the constitution of the union. It was learnt that the National President of the NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, appointed Akinsanya as the caretaker chairman following the dissolution…

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‘They are using my name to dupe’ -Fashola cries out

Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has alerted the public to a fake Facebook account opened in his name, and warned people against falling prey to the antics of the scammers behind it. Fashola, in a statement by Mr Hakeen Bello, his special adviser on Communications, said the fake account, which had his name and picture, was opened by dupes and scammers. The statement, made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), yesterday in Abuja, said “the minister has, on several occasions in the past, disclaimed such fake accounts,” and…

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Ibadan Obas surrender to Olubadan, drop crowns

The new 21 obas in Ibadan land have dropped their crowns thereby surrendering to the supremacy of Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde gave the hint of the reconciliation between the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji and his high chiefs during his welcome address at the at the ongoing South West security meeting at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The High Chiefs appeared as part of the entourage of the monarch to the Southwest security summit wearing their normal caps and…

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Gbajabiamila leads Nigerian delegation to Commonwealth Parliamentary conference

Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila is leading the Nigerian delegation to the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Africa Region, Conference taking place in Zanzibar, Tanzania from September 1. Members of the Nigerian delegation include the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and lawmakers from both chambers of the National Assembly. The 50th Conference, with the theme ‘E-Parliament: Seamless Platform for Facilitating Democracy’ will feature discussions at plenary sessions on different categories such as ‘Parliamentary Affairs: The use of ICT in strengthening public involvement in the…

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Gbajabiamila greets Sultan at 63

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has felicitated with the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III as he marks 63 birthday anniversary.The Speaker said the Sultan has been providing good leadership not just for the Muslim Ummah but for the country at large since his ascendance to the exalted seat of the Sultan of Sokoto.Speaker Gbajabiamila said the Sultan, who doubles as the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the leader of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and…

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Crisis as Kogi APC governorship screening committee dumps 12 aspirants

A mega-crisis is rocking the Kogi State All Progressives Congress governorship screening committee as all major aspirants for the November 2019 have been disqualified from contesting the primary and they are accusing the Sen. Hope Uzodinma led committee of favouritism and playing out the script of the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello. Those who were disqualified were a former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Usman Oyibe Jibrin, Prof. Mohammed Seidu Onailo, Prince Mustapha Mona Audu, Hadiza Iyoma Ibrahim, Yahaya Odidi Audu, Sani Lulu Abdullahi, Gen. Patrick Ademu Akpa (retd), Engr. Danlami…

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Kidnapping: S/West to launch regional vigilante

Governors in the six Southwest states are putting finishing touches to the inauguration of a joint regional security outfit codenamed Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN). This followed the Approval in Principle given by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for the zone to establish a Joint Task Force (JTF) to tackle killings, banditry and kidnapping in the Southwest. The governors rose from a security summit in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital in July, where they decided to defend their domain. A source close to the project confided in…

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Why we dealt with Ekweremadu -IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has revealed more reasons behind last Saturday’s attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany. The group accused Ekweremadu of being a self-centred politician, who engaged in the politics of personal survival. In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB alleged that Ekweremadu had not promoted any legislative advocacy for the South-East geopolitical zone as the longest-serving senator. The group said although it had not expected the lawmaker to change Nigeria, he refused for force out anger…

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See who gets what in Sanwo-olu’s cabinet

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday swore in his commissioners and special advisers at an event held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa, Ikeja. The Lagos Assembly had on Monday confirmed 35 persons as members of Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet. Three persons were not confirmed. Photos from the swearing-in were shared on the verified Twitter handle of the Lagos State Government Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo (Finance) Mr. Tunji Bello (Water Resources and Environment) Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo (Education) Prof. Akin Abayomi (Health) Dr. Idris Salako (Physical Planning and Urban Development) Mr. Gbenga Omotoso…

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Kogi Assembly asks CJ to set up impeachment panel against Dep. Gov

The Kogi state house of assembly has requested Nasir Ajanah, the state chief judge, to constitute a 7-man panel of inquiry to investigate allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state. The assembly made the request in a resolution reached at plenary in Lokoja, the state capital, following the adoption of a motion by Abdullahi Bello-Balogun, majority leader, on Tuesday. The motion called for an investigation into the allegations, which is a second step toward impeachment of the deputy governor. Presenting the motion, Bello-Balogun said…

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My attackers are drug addicts, says Ekweremadu

A former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, returned to the country on Monday and declared that he would not be seeking punishment for his attackers because he had forgiven them. Ekweremadu, who spoke with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport on arrival from the trip, described his assault in Nuremburg, Germany on Saturday as an action carried out by a few misguided individuals. He said his observation about them showed that they were under a heavy influence of drugs and alcohol. He said, “I had a feeling…

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Ekweremadu: IPOB offers N1m for information on Igbo governors, leaders’ foreign trips

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has offered N1m reward for credible information on the overseas travel itinerary of Igbo leaders, especially Governors from the zone. Kanu announced this in a live broadcast on the rogue radio station, Radio Biafra on Sunday night. He was speaking on the recent attack by some of his members on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany and the spread of killings and kidnappings in the southeast. He said a member of the group has made the money available for credible…

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How IPOB embarrassed ex-Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu in Germany

Members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), on Saturday, attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, in Nuremberg, Germany. Uche Anichukwu, the senator’s media aide, released a statement on behalf of his principal saying the attack occurred during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east. Following the incident, Ekweremadu assured Ndigbo and his supporters across the nation that he was safe. “I attended the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nurnberg today where I was billed to give…

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Appeal Court declares Dapo Abiodun validly elected

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Friday dismissed the appeal by the Labour Party in Ogun State against the election of the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, stated this in a statement on Friday. Somorin said the Court described the Labour Party’s appeal against the victory of Abiodun as lacking in merit and outrightly frivolous. The statement read, ”Court upheld the submission of Abiodun and All Progressives Congress (APC) counsel, Barrister Wale Abeeb Ajayi, that the Governor was…

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International Youth Day: Gbajabiamila seeks transformation of educational system

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged governments at all levels to fashion out ways of transforming the Nigerian educational system to strengthen the capacity of the Nigerian youth. The Speaker in a message commemorating the International Youth Day with the theme ‘Transforming Education,’ said the essence of education is to proffer solutions to challenges confronting humanity. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker noted that governments at all levels have the primary responsibility of ensuring…

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EFCC arraign Atiku’s son-in-law, lawyer for money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, said to be a son-in-law of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for allegedly laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 general elections. Also, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, said to be Atiku’s lawyer, was separately arraigned for allegedly laundering $2m, in connection with the polls. Atiku contested against President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Both Babalele and Osagie-Giwa were arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos. They pleaded not guilty to the charges. Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned…

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Kano emirates crisis re-ignited as Ganduje orders district heads to shun Emir Sanusi’s durbar

The crisis between Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi Lamido took another turn as the governor ordered some district heads in the state not to attend the popular Kano Durbar. A durbar is a festival that holds during eid el Kabir and eid el Fitri celebrations. It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the emir and his entourage on horses. In a statement signed by Abba Anwar, chief press secretary to the governor, Ganduje asked them to celebrate the festivity in their respective emirates.…

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Gbajabiamila to Nigerian Muslims: Imbibe the teachings of Holy Prophet at Eid-el-Kabir

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila has urged Nigerian Muslims to rededicate themselves to the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The Speaker, who is in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj, said the teachings of the Holy Prophet should also be replicated by all Nigerians. He said: “I greet and rejoice with all our citizens of the Islamic faith and entire people of Nigeria in general as we celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Kabir. “Today, as we celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir, I urge us to allow…

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Kogi APC suspends Dep. Gov Simon Achuba over crisis with Gov., Yahaya Bello

The crisis between Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and his deputy, Elder Simon Achuba deepened as the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi state chapter suspended the Deputy Governor. The party, obviously, at the behest of the governor suspended the embattled deputy governor for alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections. The party claimed it based the suspension on “some actions the Deputy Governor took that constitute an embarrassment to APC family in Kogi state”. The Kogi APC chairman, Abdullahi Bello, told reporters in Lokoja the party…

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Police disperse #revolutionnow protesters in Lagos

Security operatives dispersed RevolutionNow protesters during a demonstration in Lagos on Monday, August 5, 2019. The RevolutionNow protest is a nationwide demonstration called by online newspaper publisher, Omoyele Sowore, against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government that was re-elected in February. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had in a statement on Sunday described the planned protest as a call that amounts to “treasonable felony and acts of terrorism”. He warned the organisers, sponsors, allies, supporters, associates and sympathisers of the protest to desist from embarking on it. “The Police will…

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Gbajabiamila eulogizes Omo-Agege at 56

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has eulogized the Deputy President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as he clocks 56 years on August 3, 2019.Gbajabiamila, who described Omo-Agege as an icon of democracy, said the Deputy President of the Senate is a fine legislator whom he believes has a lot to offer to the Nigerian Parliament.In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said lawmakers like Omo-Agege would shape the 9th National Assembly positively in the…

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Executive, Legislature working to address IDPs’ plight – Gbajabiamila

Executive, Legislature working to address IDPs’ plight – GbajabiamilaBoth the Executive and the Legislative arms of government are working assiduously to address the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said.The Speaker, who disclosed this on Tuesday during a visit to Maiduguri to assess the conditions of the IDPs, said the Federal Government was more than committed to ensure that all IDPs were reunited with their families.Gbajabiamila said as the Speaker of the House, President Muhammadu Buhari was aware…

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Defamation: Osoba demands N3bn, public apology from Okurounmu

A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has demanded a sum of N3bn from a chieftain of Afenifere , Senator Femi Okuronmu, as damages for an alleged libellous statement published by two national newspapers. In a letter sent to the senator by Osoba’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the former governor also demanded a public apology to be published on the front pages of seven consecutive editions of both Daily Independent and The Sun newspapers, starting from Monday, July 29, 2019. Osoba, however, gave Okuronmu a 14-day ultimatum to…

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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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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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Lokpobiri picks Bayelsa gov form, denies rift with Sylvia

A former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, on Thursday, picked the first Expression of Interest and Nomination form for the August 29 primary of the All Progressives Congress. He received the forms after paying the mandatory N22.5m. Lokpobiri, who denied any rift with former governor Timipre Sylva, said he was the most prepared and experienced for the job. He said, “I’m the most prepared and the most experienced with parliamentary and executive experiences. I was the pioneer Speaker of Bayelsa State and two-term senator; I have quality…

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Ogun Election Tribunal: Gov. Abiodun closes defence

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday closed his defence before the state Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, after calling 30 witnesses. The tribunal is hearing the petition filed against his victory in the March 9 governorship election by the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade. His counsel, Prof. Taiwo Osipitan (SAN), told the panel that his client, who is the second respondent in the petition, would no longer call witnesses. The closure of defence by Abiodun would allow his party, the All Progressives Congress,…

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‘Yorubas ready for self defence’ -Ooni

THE Ooni of  Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Thursday, warned that the South West zone would defend itself from marauding herdsmen, saying the drums of war are sounding in Nigeria Briefing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ooni said the drums of war were fast sounding loud across the country, warning that the Yoruba nation will defend themselves, with reinforcement from the Federal Government. Besides, Oba Ogunwusi said he was at the villa in view of the rising insecurity challenges in Nigeria including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery…

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Buhari replies Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has replied former President Olusegun Obasanjo who accused him of not doing enough to tackle the widespread insecurity in the country. In an open letter on Monday, Obasanjo criticised  Buhari’s government, saying killings could not be swept under the carpet. Obasanjo said the rate at which things were going, Nigeria could experience a situation similar to Rwanda where there was genocide in 1994. “To be explicit and without equivocation, Mr. President and General, I am deeply worried about four avoidable calamities,” he wrote. “Violent uprising  beginning  from one…

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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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Fasoranti’s daughter: “No man can change what God has ordained” -Tinubu

All Progressives Congress stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Reuben Fasoranti, was destined to die in such a manner. Tinubu said this while addressing journalists after paying Fasoranti a condolence visit on Sunday. The former governor of Lagos State said no man can change what God has ordained even as he maintained that she could have died in a road accident if she wasn’t shot on her way to Lagos last Friday. He said the tragedy could be converted to an opportunity to improve…

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Obasanjo’s Open Letter: I forsee danger ahead

Dear President and General Buhari, I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all right-thinking Nigerians and those resident in Nigeria. Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and dialoguing is the best way of finding an appropriate and adequate solution to the problem.…

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S/West APC condoles with Pa Fasoranti over daughter’s murder

The South West APC sympathizes with a foremost Yoruba elder and leader, Pa Fasoranti for the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin who was killed along Benin-ore road on July 12, 2019. The National Vice Chairman of APC, Pastor Bankole Oluwajana, who led a delegation of South-West APC leaders on a condolence visit to the Fasorantis in Akure expressed sadness over her death declaring it a personal loss as a lawyer and former colleague of the deceased in the banking industry. In a statement made available by the Zonal…

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Prez. Buhari salutes Osoba at 80, lauds contributions to nation building

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates veteran journalist and former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, on his 80th birthday, July 15, 2019, which has been beautifully heralded with the launch of his memoir, “Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics.” President Buhari felicitates with family, friends, professional colleagues and political associates of the elder statesman and loyal party stalwart, who has successfully translated words into action by fully participating in politics and governance, and leaving a legacy of serving as a governor of his state in two republics, 1992-1993 and 1999-2003.…

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