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Supreme Court Stands Down Uzodinma’s Appeal against Ihedioha’s Election for Judgment

Supreme Court Stands Down Uzodinma’s Appeal against Ihedioha’s Election for Judgment

The Supreme Court has stood down the appeal challenging the election of Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State for judgement. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and presiding Justice of a seven member panel of Justices of the apex court, Justice Ibrahim Mohammad stood down the appeal for judgment shortly after counsel representing parties in the appeal adopted their written ... Read More »

Delta To Build N5bn Film Village

Delta To Build N5bn Film Village

The Delta House of Assembly today approved the request by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa to construct a N5 billion film village and leisure park in the state. Reports by the News Agency of Nigeria indicated that the film village and leisure park will be built at Ugbolu, in Oshimili North Local Government area. The assembly, which resumed plenary on today, has ... Read More »

Supreme Court rules on Kano governorship dispute January 20

Supreme Court rules on Kano governorship dispute January 20

The Supreme Court of Nigeria today fixed January 20 for ruling on the Kano State governorship dispute following the March 9, 2019 election in the state. A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, fixed the date for after hearing the appeal by Kabir Abba Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate ... Read More »

I Never Sold Kwara Govt Properties To Friends: Ex-Governor Ahmed

I Never Sold Kwara Govt Properties To Friends: Ex-Governor Ahmed

  Former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has refuted claims that his administration sold 110 government properties to friends and cronies. In a statement issued by his media aide, Dr Muyideen Akorede, in response to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak’s reported claim that his predecessor sold 110 government properties to associates, Alhaji Ahmed disputed the conflicting figures cited by the ... Read More »

Brace up for the challenges ahead, Gov Abiodun tells Ogun Commissioners

Brace up for the challenges ahead, Gov Abiodun tells Ogun Commissioners

Governor Dapo Abiodun on Monday Monday told his cabinet members to brace up to the responsibilities and challenges of their new offices as they are under public scrutiny. According to the Governor, a lot of burden would be on them to live above board and be morally upright. He charged members of the newly constituted cabinet of the State to ... Read More »

Mineral resources alone can’t take Nigeria to prosperity – Makinde

Mineral resources alone can’t take Nigeria to prosperity – Makinde

…says Nigeria’s Armed Forces have sacrificed for nation’s peace and unity Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that natural resources alone cannot take Nigeria to its desired prosperity. The Governor, who spoke during a church service in respect of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, held at Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, said that education and ... Read More »

Supreme Court suspends hearing of Tambuwal, Ihedioha, four other govs’ appeals

Supreme Court suspends hearing of Tambuwal, Ihedioha, four other govs’ appeals

The Supreme Court of Nigeria today suspended hearing of the appeals of Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano States, including four other governors. Other governors, whose appeals were also suspended are Emeka Ihedioha (Imo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Samuel Ortom (Benue). Before the apex court in Abuja suspended the hearing of the appeals ... Read More »

Amotekun and the North’s fears 

Amotekun and the North’s fears 

  By Lasisi Olagunju   Amidst ruffled feathers, south-western states of Nigeria took their destiny in their hands and launched their Amotekun on Thursday. The Yoruba people know that a madness that takes years figuring out how to be naked will never dance in the marketplace. They have seen the king’s selective potency – and his selective impotence. They also ... Read More »

US tensions with Iran could overshadow Washington’s trade fight with China

US tensions with Iran could overshadow Washington’s trade fight with China

The U.S.-China trade fight dominated investors’ attention for much of 2019 — but that will likely be overshadowed by tensions between the U.S. and Iran this year, a political risk consultant predicted today. “I actually think this (Iran) is going to be a more important issue for investors this year than China-U.S.,” said Alastair Newton, director of Alavan Business Advisory ... Read More »

2020 UTME: ‘Date for sales of registration documents unchanged’

2020 UTME: ‘Date for sales of registration documents unchanged’

JOINT Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the date for the sales of its registration documents for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) still stands, despite the suspension of the NIN. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, said that the process for ... Read More »

Sacked lecturer still commissioner -designate, says Abiodun

Sacked lecturer still commissioner -designate, says Abiodun

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said Prof. Sidi Osho, a former lecturer with the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, hasn’t taken her Oath of Office. The governor, through his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the don is still a commissioner-designate and not a substantive Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology. The clarity follows reports of a sack letter ... Read More »

NBA faults Malami’s position on ‘Operation Amotekun’

NBA faults Malami’s position on ‘Operation Amotekun’

Before the launch of Operation Amotekun by South-west governors, 23 states in the country were operating local security outfits to complement the efforts of the police. The operation unveiled last week by the governors to help enhance the safety of the region against kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and related crimes, has attracted controversy as some northern youth groups have criticised ... Read More »

Anxiety as Ganduje,Fintiri, Tambuwal,four other governors await Supreme court judgement today

Anxiety as Ganduje,Fintiri, Tambuwal,four other governors await Supreme court judgement today

PEOPLE are anxious in seven states especially Imo and Sokoto States ahead of today’s consideration of the governorship electoral petition by the Supreme Court. Supporters of Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and Imo State Governor Eneka Ihedioha are awaiting the verdict of the apex court with bated breath. The other governors whose cases are to be considered today are Abdullahi  ... Read More »

Gboyega Isiaka, Joju Fadairo, others dump ADC, PDP for APC in Ogun

Gboyega Isiaka, Joju Fadairo, others dump ADC, PDP for APC in Ogun

All roads lead to Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Tuesday as some big shots dump their political parties for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Tunde Oladunjoye,Publicity Secretary APC Caretaker Committee, Ogun State who disclosed this in a press statement on Sunday stated that “The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, in line with his policy of ... Read More »

Gbajabiamila eulogises Senate President Lawan at 61

Gbajabiamila eulogises Senate President Lawan at 61

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has eulogised the President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, who is marking his 61st birthday. The Speaker said Lawan, who has been in the National Assembly since 1999 serving first in the House and later in the Senate, is one Nigerian that has actively contributed to the ... Read More »

Not responding to opponents’ attacks gave us victory – Gov Abiodun

Not responding to opponents’ attacks gave us victory – Gov Abiodun

  The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that not responding to various attacks by his opponents during the electioneering campaign in the run up to the 2019 gubernatorial election, gave him victory at the poll. The Governor, who revealed this at this year’s Universal Week of Prayer, with the theme: “Liberty Wherewith Christ,” organised by the Iperu ... Read More »

Court strikes out Lokpobiri’s case against Lyon

Court strikes out Lokpobiri’s case against Lyon

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has struck out the case of a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri challenging the candidacy of the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon. The three-man panel of the court held in a unanimous judgement that Lyon was validly elected as the candidate of the All Progressives ... Read More »

Operation Amotekun: Lagos, Osun, Ekiti to recruit 1,320 militiamen

Operation Amotekun: Lagos, Osun, Ekiti to recruit 1,320 militiamen

Barely two days after take-off, Lagos, Osun and Ekiti State Governments have announced that they would recruit about 1,320 militiamen for the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun. Ismail Omipidan, chief press secretary to Osun State Governor, said the state planned to recruit 700 locals that would work with the conventional security outfits in the state. He said all ... Read More »

OSUN IS A LAND GREEN WITH OPPORTUNITIES – CHIEF WHIP

OSUN IS A LAND GREEN WITH OPPORTUNITIES – CHIEF WHIP

The Chief Whip of Osun State House of Assembly, Honourable Tunde Olatunji, has described the state as a land of opportunities. The lawmaker spoke at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Ede where he presented a paper on the “OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPES IN EDE NORTH, EDE SOUTH, EGBEDORE AND EJIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF OSUN STATE.” at the BS-E4 ... Read More »

Profile: Lanre Ogunyemi, APC’s New Secretary In Lagos State

Profile: Lanre Ogunyemi, APC’s New Secretary In Lagos State

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a new Secretary in the person of Honourable Lanre Ogunyemi. A former classroom teacher, Ogunyemi cut his political teeth as a Progressive becoming a member of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP). He was also a member of the National Centre Party of Nigeria (NCPN) and a Pioneer member ... Read More »