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Ondo Governor, Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Ondo Governor, Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state today said he has tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic. Akeredolu on his verified twitter handle, said he got confirmation of a positive result for COVID- 19 Tuesday morning. According to him “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. “I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms. I am currently self-isolating ... Read More »

LET’S SHEATH OUR SWORDS AND JOIN HANDS TO SUPPORT GOVERNOR FAYEMI TO MOVE EKITI STATE FORWARD— Surv Abiodun Aluko.

LET’S SHEATH OUR SWORDS AND JOIN HANDS TO SUPPORT GOVERNOR FAYEMI TO MOVE EKITI STATE FORWARD— Surv Abiodun Aluko.

  Former Ekiti State Deputy Goveenor ,Surveyor Biodun Aluko has called for party unity in order for the populace to enjoy dividends that may come from Governor Kayode Fayemi’s extensive national goodwill. In a press release today,the Ikere-Ekiti born politician said:”the emergence of Dr Kayode Fayemi and the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 2018 gubernatorial election ... Read More »

Bode Akindele’s Death, A Great Loss To Nigeria – Gov. Makinde

Bode Akindele’s Death, A Great Loss To Nigeria – Gov. Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of foremost Ibadan businessman and philanthropist, Bode Akindele, as a great loss to the state and Nigeria as a whole, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Chief Akindele died on Monday morning in Lagos, barely 24 hours after the burial of a former governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi. Makinde ... Read More »

PMB Flags-off Construction of 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline Today

PMB Flags-off Construction of 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline Today

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federal Government’s aspiration to boost domestic utilisation of gas in Nigeria will receive a boost today, Tuesday, 30 June, as President Muhammadu Buhari performs the Flag-off of the construction of the 40-inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project. The project, expected to be completed within a 24-month timeline, is a section of the Trans-Nigeria ... Read More »

FG’s directive on schools: PDP commends Makinde for maintaining Oyo’s pacesetting profile

FG’s directive on schools: PDP commends Makinde for maintaining Oyo’s pacesetting profile

…Says FG has done well by adopting Makinde’s proposals Hours after the Federal Government directed the reopening of schools to allow the resumption of final year primary and secondary school classes, the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lauded the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, for maintaining the pacesetting profile of the state. The PDP, in ... Read More »

FG Eases Lockdown: Primary Six, JSS 3, SSS3 To Resume

FG Eases Lockdown: Primary Six, JSS 3, SSS3 To Resume

…Ends interstate lockdown The Federal Government has approved “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown yesterday. However, only pupils in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 will resume. Higher institutions, day care centres and other classes in primary and secondary schools will remain closed. Also, government lifted ... Read More »

PRINCE ADENIYI ADEOLA AJAKAIYE JOINS RACE TO FILL IYIN EKITI STOOL

PRINCE ADENIYI ADEOLA AJAKAIYE JOINS RACE TO FILL IYIN EKITI STOOL

BY DELE MORAKINYO When American Author Bill Johnson said ”royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my life source”, he could have been referring to Adeniyi Adeola Ajakaiye, a man who oozes royalty from both sides of his family tree and yet has opted for a life of humility and service to humanity and to ... Read More »

Investors already showing interest in Igbeti marble, says Mineral Development Agency Chair

Investors already showing interest in Igbeti marble, says Mineral Development Agency Chair

…as NMMC Board holds inaugural meeting The Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Solid Minerals Development Agency, Mr. Abiodun Oni, has stated that the marble industry in Igbeti will spring back to life within the next few months, as investors have already begun to show interest in developing the industry. Oni, who stated this shortly after a Board meeting of ... Read More »

Zulum: Quick sectorial notes on one year scorecard

Zulum: Quick sectorial notes on one year scorecard

  By Abdurrahman Ahmed Bundi Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on emerging as the APC Governorship flag bearer on 1st of October 2018 and his subsequent victory at A General election on Saturday 9th March 2019, he has been the most popular Governor in Nigeria. Considering the quantum of expection on him, one may be tempted to ask “One year ... Read More »

EFCC  Arrests CashNation Boss, ‘Kashy’ For Alleged Internet Fraud

EFCC  Arrests CashNation Boss, ‘Kashy’ For Alleged Internet Fraud

Owolola Adebola Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office,  have arrested one Babatunde Oyerinde Abidoun, a.k.a. Kashy, for his alleged involvement in cyber crimes. Abiodun, who is the owner of CashNation Ent. Ltd., a music record label, was arrested recently at his residence in Lekki Conservative Estate, Lagos. His arrest followed intelligence  gathered overtime about ... Read More »

NGO Commends Gov Zulum For Creating Hope, Awareness Amongst Traumatized Borno People

NGO Commends Gov Zulum For Creating Hope, Awareness Amongst Traumatized Borno People

  BY INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri A Non Governmental Organization under the auspices of ‘Hope and Awareness Foundation’ (HAAF) based in Maiduguri has on Monday commended the present administration of Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for the restoration of hope of the common man, especially giving succour and relief materials to victims of endless Boko Haram crisis which is bedevilling the ... Read More »

NEDC DONATES 100 OPERATIONAL SECURITY VEHICLES TO ARMY, OTHERS FIGHT BOKO HARAM, 18 AMBULANCES TO CURB COVID-19

NEDC DONATES 100 OPERATIONAL SECURITY VEHICLES TO ARMY, OTHERS FIGHT BOKO HARAM, 18 AMBULANCES TO CURB COVID-19

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Thursday donated 100 Pick-up Vans and Trucks to Nigerian Armed Forces and other paramilitary agencies fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the region. It also donated 18 ambulances to the Nigerian Army and the Airforce, as well as 8 Federal Medical institutions to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the North East. ... Read More »

Unilever Stops Social Media Advertising In USA

Unilever Stops Social Media Advertising In USA

Unilever PLC said on Friday that it will stop advertising on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the United States for the rest of the year, citing “divisiveness and hate speech during this polarized election period in the US”. The consumer goods company, which owns brands like Dove soap and Lipton tea, joins a growing advertising boycott against Facebook as part ... Read More »

Ajimobi and Abuja’s one-way tickets  By Lasisi Olagunju

Ajimobi and Abuja’s one-way tickets By Lasisi Olagunju

  It will remain true forever that on the day of death, there is no medicine. Bolaji Tunji, Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s spokesman, said his boss took all the precautions of these malevolent times: He washed his hands, watched his steps, wore face masks and stayed safe. Then a small plane came to pick him in Ibadan for a party meeting ... Read More »

Troops kill several bandits, rescue kidnap victims in Katsina, Zamfara

Troops kill several bandits, rescue kidnap victims in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’, eliminated several bandits and rescued many kidnap victims in continuation of aggressive clearance under ‘Operation Accord’ in Katsina and Zamfara States. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Enenche said the troops had on June 26 foiled an attack at ... Read More »

Whistle Blower: FG pays for funds recovered not mere exposure – Malami

Whistle Blower: FG pays for funds recovered not mere exposure – Malami

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice only pays whistle-blowers after successful recovery not for mere tracing or exposure of suspected illegitimate funds. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice which was ... Read More »

Number of worldwide coronavirus cases passes 10 million

Number of worldwide coronavirus cases passes 10 million

The number of cases of coronavirus worldwide has passed 10 million, according to analysis from Johns Hopkins University. They said the global death toll was nearing 500,000. They said the US had the most number of confirmed cases, with 2,510,323. Brazil followed, with 1,313,667. The UK had the fifth highest number of confirmed cases globally according to the university, with ... Read More »

Planning for governance in 2023 is not too early

Planning for governance in 2023 is not too early

By Moshood Isamotu Rev. Matthew Kukah is a man of ideas and very intelligent. He said sometimes ago that he attended a Conference in the US on human capacity building for leaders in challenging environment. Of course, Nigeria squarely fitted the narrative of the environment in focus. At night, his American peered colleague at the Conference shared with him his ... Read More »

12th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series Holds Virtually

12th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series Holds Virtually

The 12th edition of the annual Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series is set to hold as a webinar on Monday, 13 July 2020, from 10am to 12noon West Africa Time (WAT). The event which will be held virtually for the first time, will discuss the theme – Data, media and national development. Speakers at this edition include Oluwayemisi Alaba, ... Read More »

Ajimobi’s burial: This wicked lie must stop

Ajimobi’s burial: This wicked lie must stop

The Oyo State Government has strongly denied insinuations that it is responsible for the delay in burying the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who died on Thursday. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the insinuations amounted to a wicked lie. The statement read: “In view of ... Read More »