We are proud of our governors – PDP Chairman

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the party is proud of its governors and the achievements recorded in their various states. Secondus made the expression in his remarks at the send-off ceremony organised by the PDP Governors Forum for the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose on Sunday night in Abuja Secondus said that Fayose and every other PDP governors had performed credibly in transforming their states. “Ekiti State is not the same anymore. If you go to Ekiti now you can see the best…

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Over 32 million Nigerians suffering from learning disability

Over 32 million Nigerians have been said to be suffering from a learning disability called dyslexia, which affects reading, spelling, writing and comprehension. The Chairman Board of Trustees, Dyslexia Foundation of Nigeria, Mr Ben Arikpo, who made this known in Abuja, explained that one in every six students in the country was affected with the disorder. According to him, dyslexia has become more endemic than autism which affects only one in 80 persons and was the most common learning disability in the world affecting 15 to 20 per cent of…

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I have no reason to escape from Nigeria – Fayose

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Outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose dismissed the insinuation that he is trying to escape from the country in order to escape the dragnet set up for him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). Fayose whose tenure expires on Tuesday said he has no skeleton in his cupboard to warrant his escape from the country as insulated by the anti-graft agency. The outgoing governor has been put on the watch list by the EFCC even before President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order that placed 50…

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Why we invaded Dino Melaye’s house- Police

Dino Melaye

Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that it sent a detachment of officers to the house of Sen. Dino Melaye at Aiyetoro-Gbede in Kogi State on Oct. 11 to effect his arrest. In a statement in Lokoja, the command said it took the action in connection with the July 19 shooting of one of its operatives, Sgt. Danjuma Salihu by thugs suspected to be loyal to the senator. The statement signed by the command’s spokesman, DSP William Aya, said that the clarification followed the allegation Melaye on his twitter page…

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Full text of what Obasanjo told Atiku in Abeokuta

Remarks By Chief Olusegun Obasanjo On The Visit of PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to Abeokuta October 11, 2018 —————————————————————————— I am happy to welcome the distinguished leaders of goodwill who have led the PDP Presidential Candidate and my former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, to my humble abode and I welcome the Presidential Candidate himself. Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took note of his gracious remarks in his acceptance speech that it all started here. Yes, when it…

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JUST IN: Atiku, Secondus, others arrive Abeokuta to meet Obasanjo (PHOTOS)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has arrived Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, for a meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The meeting will hold behind closed doors at the expansive residence of the ex-president within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta. Abubakar, a former vice president under the Obasanjo administration, arrived the ex-president’s residence at about 1:05pm. The former VP was accompanied by his campaign organization’s Director-General and former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus,…

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JUST IN: Senate confirms Muiz Banire as AMCON Chairman

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Muiz Banire as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The decision to confirm Banire’s appointment was taken at the Senate’s plenary session on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari had nominated Banire, a former Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for appointment as the AMCON Chair in July 2018, shortly before the Senate abruptly embarked on the recess.

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INEC ban: APC consulting lawyers for response on Zamfara

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The All Progressives Congress(APC) is consulting its lawyers in its legal department to file a reaction on the eligibility of its candidates to run in Zamfara state in the 2019 election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said in a letter today that the party is not eligible to field candidates for governorship, national assembly and state assembly positions in Zamfara. The letter signed by Okechukwu Ndeche, the commission’s acting Secretary read: “Failure to Conduct Primaries in Zamfara State Within the Stipulated Time-frame“ . “ Please refer to the timetable…

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JUST IN: Court strikes out fraud charges against Innoson by EFFC

Justice Olusola Williams of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos has struck out the criminal charges instituted against the Managing Director of Innoson Motors, Mr Innocent Chukwuma (aka Innoson). Justice Williams struck out the suit following the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC failed effort to produce Innoson for possible arraignment on seven consecutive occasions. The EFCC had filed a charge against Innoson and his company on offences alleged to have been committed sometimes in 2009 and 2011 bothering on fraud; conspiracy to obtain by false pretence containers of motorcycle,…

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You are not wanted in our party, APC tells Fayose

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has advised outgoing Governor Ayo Fayos to look elsewhere for political sanctuary, should he jump out of the PDP. Chief Paul Omotoso, Chairman of the party in the state, gave the advice in a statement on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti. “Fayose should not think of moving from PDP to APC until he clears himself of several criminal cases hanging on his neck,” Omotoso stated. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Omotoso was reacting to reports quoting Fayose as…

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