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Institutionalising APC for Democratic Leadership, By Salihu Moh. Lukman

Institutionalising APC for Democratic Leadership, By Salihu Moh. Lukman

  President Buhari* On Friday, September 13, 2019, while receiving Progressive Governors on a solidarity visit to congratulate him following the Presidential Election Tribunal Ruling affirming the victory of the APC in the February 23, 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari remarked “what I will say to the chairman of the party and governors in return for your congratulating me is ... Read More »

Features: Day Ede community stood still for Oyetola, By Jibola Oyekunle

Features: Day Ede community stood still for Oyetola, By Jibola Oyekunle

  Journeying in the entourage of Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola from Osogbo to Ede on Monday, September 16, 2019 would remind you of what Medza embarked upon in Mongo Beti’s “Mission to Kala”. In the award winning novel published in African Writers Series, Medza was the protagonist who travelled to his village in Southern Cameroons after an unsuccessful outing ... Read More »

GARLANDS FOR  PROF ZULUM @50 AND HIS 120 PROJECTS, By Inuwa Bwala

GARLANDS FOR PROF ZULUM @50 AND HIS 120 PROJECTS, By Inuwa Bwala

I thought I may not have to write again, after reflecting on his first one hundred days in office in an earlier piece. But that was before I knew that he has actually executed the 120 projects across Borno State within that period as promised during his tour immediately he was sworn inn. And that, he has attained the golden ... Read More »

Opinion: Buhari tidies house, hones “next level” cabinet, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Opinion: Buhari tidies house, hones “next level” cabinet, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

  Currently, several policy decisions, house-cleaning exercises,  resolute needful executive actions and even pesky political distractions clutter President Muhammadu Buhari’s table. But that’s just a part of the story. Perhaps only pretty discerning few know more than Mr President, that today, the stakes are extremely high and Nigerians are mindful that a failure to achieve democratic stability, through a disciplined, transparent, ... Read More »

Gov Zulum zooms ahead with breathtaking performance in just 100 days, By Femi Ige

Gov Zulum zooms ahead with breathtaking performance in just 100 days, By Femi Ige

  Gov Shettima*  The developmental strides in Lagos is traceable to fairly successive good governments since 1979. Borno state is toeing that line with two successive good governors in Kashim Shettima and Babagana Umara Zulum. The new Governor who promised to consolidate on the legacies of his predecessor, said that his administration is going to implement and concentrate on a ... Read More »

Osun Assembly Whip celebrates outstanding young talents

Osun Assembly Whip celebrates outstanding young talents

In his resolve to identify and deepen discovery of unique young persons in the State of Osun, the Chief Whip of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Tunde Olatunji, has celebrated two exceptional young persons in Academic and Sport. They are both a product of his ‘Tunde Olatunji Education Support Initiatives. The two distinguished young persons are Akinpelu Rafiu, a ... Read More »

House asks CBN to stop charges on deposit plan

House asks CBN to stop charges on deposit plan

The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop implementation of the cashless policy on deposits and withdrawals by the Deposit Money Banks (DMBs). This followed the adoption of the prayers of a motion by Benjamin Okezie Kalu, by the House. According to the lawmaker, the extra charges policy on deposits and withdrawals must be ... Read More »

Oyo Gov. Approves Composition of State Electoral Commission

Oyo Gov. Approves Composition of State Electoral Commission

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, yesterday, approved the composition of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC). A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Governor, in a letter dated 18 September, 2019, forwarded the names of eight individuals to the House of Assembly, for consideration as chairman and members ... Read More »

FG, States, Councils Share N720.9 billion in August

FG, States, Councils Share N720.9 billion in August

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), at its meeting yesterday, shared a total of N720.880 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of August 2019. A communique issued by FAAC indicated that from the total revenue of N720.880 billion, the Federal Government received N301.804 billion; States, N188.925 billion and the 774 Local Government Councils, N142.654 billion. The ... Read More »

Osinbajo and signs of end to honeymoon in Aso Rock

Osinbajo and signs of end to honeymoon in Aso Rock

  Early in the week, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a crack team of economists, led by Prof. Doyin Salami, as members of his Economic Advisory Council (EAC). The team replaces the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Aside from Salami, a respected Professor of Economics at the Lagos Business School, who sits on the Central Bank of ... Read More »

Analysis-100 days: Has Gov. Zulum justified his one million votes?

Analysis-100 days: Has Gov. Zulum justified his one million votes?

  By Hon. Tanimu Adamu Tahir With over one millions votes in unprecedented victory at the March 2019 governorship polls, expectations were expectedly high from Borno’s 7th elected Governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum. His first 100 days, May 29 to September 6, 2019, became a yardstick readily available to voters in measuring if indeed the academic don turned politician, merited ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun Gives 100 Days Stewardship At Thanksgiving On His Victory At Tribunal

Gov Abiodun Gives 100 Days Stewardship At Thanksgiving On His Victory At Tribunal

  Ogun State Government has begun the construction of mass housing estates in Abeokuta and other parts of the State to provide decent houses to the people at affordable prices. Governor Dapo Abiodun, speaking at the Thanksgiving and Praise Worship in honour of his Victory at the Governorship Election Tribunal, held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, the Governor noted ... Read More »

Office of VP alleges attempt to plant seeds of discord between Buhari and Osinbajo

Office of VP alleges attempt to plant seeds of discord between Buhari and Osinbajo

  L-R: Buhari, Osinbajo* The Office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has accused an online news portal (not The State Online) of publishing a report that “ is obviously misleading and aims only to plant seeds of discord in the Presidency while creating an unnecessary national hysteria.” The accusation was made by the media aide to Osinbajo, Mr. Laolu Akande ... Read More »

26-year-old, three other women make Kwara’s first cabinet list

26-year-old, three other women make Kwara’s first cabinet list

…Gov nominates ex-First Bank mortgage chief as new KW-IRS boss Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has forwarded the names of four women to the State House of Assembly as commissioner-nominees, including a 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo from Edu local government area of the state. AbdulRazaq has also nominated a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the FBN Mortgages ... Read More »

We are determined to fix education sector in Oyo — Makinde

We are determined to fix education sector in Oyo — Makinde

…says my time at Bishop Philips Academy laid foundation for my future as governor The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Monday that his administration was determined to fix the education sector in the state. The Governor, who spoke at the kick-off of the free distribution of customised textbooks and exercise books to students in Oyo State, ... Read More »

Tribunal judgment: Truth has prevailed—Makinde

Tribunal judgment: Truth has prevailed—Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, yesterday, described the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 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 ... Read More »

Alleged Anti party : Action Alliance Suspends National Chairman, Secretary

Alleged Anti party : Action Alliance Suspends National Chairman, Secretary

  By Ade Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti In a bid to resolve the incessant crisis bedeviling the party, the Action Alliance Party (AAP)  has  indefinitely suspended its National Chairman Mr Kenneth Udeze and  Secretary, James .Vernimbe This decision was disclosed  by the board members of the party during the southwest caucus meeting held in Akure, the Ondo State capital. According to ... Read More »

Buhari Media Organisation rejects appointment of president’s critic as minister’s adviser

Buhari Media Organisation rejects appointment of president’s critic as minister’s adviser

  The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has rejected the appointment of Seun Onigbinde, an arch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, as Technical Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning. BMO says the appointment is a travesty that desecrates the characters of honour and integrity which are the hallmarks of President Muhammadu Buhari and those who are called to ... Read More »

Alaibe goes to court over Bayelsa PDP guber primary

Alaibe goes to court over Bayelsa PDP guber primary

  Dissatisfied with the conduct and outcome of the recent Bayelsa State Gubernatorial primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, a frontline contestant, has gone to court in search of redress. On Friday September 13, 2019, Alaibe approached the Federal High Court in Yenogoa Judicial Division, Bayelsa State with an application for cancellation of the result of ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun to opponents: Join us or start preparing for 2023

Gov Abiodun to opponents: Join us or start preparing for 2023

  Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Saturday described the judgement by the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal same day as the triumph of rule of law; victory for democracy and further validation of the mandate bestowed on him at the polls. The Governor said he remained magnanimous in victory and extended, once again, a hand of fellowship ... Read More »