Imo State Governor wants to hijack Edo Assembly -Speaker

The governorship election billed for September 19 in Edo State is indeed taking new dimension as political players and interest groups within the state have started plotting against each other. What however came as a surprise is that, interest groups outside the state may have also joined in heating up the polity as allegations and counter allegations are made against each other by the two big parties, All People’s Congress (APC) and the state’s ruling party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye,…

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Abdulrasheed Maina Released From Kuje Prison

Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre nine months after his detention. Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Oct. 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Faisal, and firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd., had been in detention since the period. Maina’s Lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, on Tuesday, said the ex-PRTT boss was finally released on Monday evening after completing the necessary documents for his freedom. Adedipe,…

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Jegede wins Ondo PDP ticket, to battle Akeredolu in Oct poll

‌Mr Eyitayo Jegede, former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, has been elected the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the October 10 governorship election in the state. Jegede defeated other contestants having polled 888 votes, while the deputy governor of the state, Mr Agboola Ajayi, polled 657 votes; and the PDP National Vice Chairman, Dr Eddy Olafeso, came third with 175 votes. Also, Dr  Bode Ayorinde scored 95 votes, Mr Banji Okunomo polled 90, Senator Boluwaji Kunlere got 33, Sola Ebiseni scored 29 and Godday Erewa…

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Akeredolu emerges APC governorship candidate in Ondo 

Rotimi Akeredolu, current governor of Ondo State, has won the governorship primary election held on Monday with a landslide victory. Akeredolu polled 2,725 to become the candidate of the party, Olusola Oke came second with 262 votes while lsaacs Kekemeke came a distant third with 19 votes Over 3,127 delegates voted in the election which commenced by 2pm and ended by 8:20pm. Akeredolu led in all the 18 council areas of the state. The governorship primary was held at the international Event Centre, the Dome in Akure, the state capital.…

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Buhari names railway station after Goodluck Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that the name of the railway station in Agbor, Delta State, be called Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this while inspecting the Warri-Itakpe Rail Line on Saturday. He also said railway fares would double as a result of measures put in place to halt the spread of COVID-19 when services begin on rail lines, especially on the Abuja-Kaduna line. The presidential approval on the name change for the rail station in Delta State was also confirmed by…

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EFCC: Magu released from custody on bail

The former EFCC boss regained his freedom Wednesday evening. Magu has been facing a Presidential Investigative Panel over allegations leveled against him in a memo by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami. The Presidential Panel comprising representatives of several security agencies and chaired by a former President of the Court of Appeal, retired Justice Ayo Salami, has been interrogating Magu since last week Monday when he first appeared before the panel. Share on: WhatsApp

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Akpabio Denies Corruption, Sexual Harassment Allegations By Nunieh

The Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has refuted allegations of corruption, sexual and workplace harassments, pipelines bombings, secret cult activities, abuse of office, amongst others levelled against him by Mrs Joy Nunieh, the former Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC). In a statement signed by his media office, Akpabio said his initial attitude to the allegation was to allow his lawyers and the judicial system vindicate him but that he was compelled to react due to the…

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NDDC: Akpabio, Nunieh war gets messy

The immediate past acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr Joi Nunieh, claimed that she was frustrated out of office by the Niger Delta Affair Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio. Nunieh in her words alleged, “They did all manner of things to forcefully remove me from office.” She also denied that the agency spent N22.6billion under her stewardship. But Akpabio, has denied the allegation, insisting that Nunieh was removed from office because of insubordination and also because she lacked the re-requisite qualification to occupy the office, as…

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Wike to Ganduje: “You pocket dollars inside babariga from contractors”

As the Edo State governorship election draws nearer, political actors and party faithfuls have started mudslinging and names calling to de-market themselves. Two of the political heavy weights that recently threw jibes at each other are the governors of Kano State and his Rivers State counterpart. Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the arrow head during of All People’s Congress (APC) campaign in the forthcoming Edo State election, in a media briefing in Abuja, on Monday said, “We know the PDP made Wike their (campaign council) chairman. I assure you;…

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Oyo deputy gov lockedout of Ajimobi’s fidau prayer

Oyo state’s Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, was on Sunday, stopped from attending the eighth-day fidau held for the late former governor, Abiola Ajimobi. The deputy was on Sunday denied access into Ajimobi’s house in Oluyole Estate, Ibadan where the fidau prayer, scheduled for 11am, held amid tight security. The family had earlier announced in a statement that the fidau prayer was a private programme. Members of the public were urged to join the programme virtually via Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. Olaniyan, who arrived at the residence at about 11.20 am in a…

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