Fayose leaves Ekiti State with N120b debt – Report

Gov. Fayose

The truth about the actual financial records of Ekiti State is now in the open going by the debt figures voluntarily submitted to statutory regulators, the Debt Management Office, by the outgoing government of Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose in Ekiti State. The Fayose Administration had repeatedly claimed that Fayemi plunged the state into a debt burden that will not be paid off till 2036. However, based on the report, the bond taken by the Fayemi administration is almost completely paid off with the first tranche of N20 billion to be…

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2019: It’s time for restructuring – Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Otunba Gani Adams, has said it is time for Nigeria to be restructured adding that it is time for the Yoruba nation to adopt a new paradigm shift, taking into consideration all the issues that affect Nigeria as a nation. He stated this while speaking at a two-day Summit and interactive session of the Ooodua Progressive Union (OPU) in Hamburg Germany. “As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, there is the need for the Yoruba to adopt a new paradigm shift,” he said. “The…

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Arrested lawmaker, Lado, regains freedom

Rep Abubakar Lado (APC-Niger), arrested by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in Suleja, Niger State, has been released. He was arrested during the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries to pick candidates for the House of Representatives last week. His release followed a motion moved under matters of urgent public importance by the Chairman, House Committee on Works, Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), on Wednesday, at the first plenary presided over by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara. Lado, who currently represents Gurara/Suleja/Tafa Federal Constituency of the state, was said to have been…

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Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania – police

Mohammed Dewji

Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped on Thursday morning by gunmen in Tanzania’s economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said. Mohammed Dewji, 40, who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests in agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry, was snatched as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city. “Initial information indicates he was kidnapped by whites travelling in two vehicles,” regional governor Paul Makonda told journalists, adding that “this kind of incident is new here”. Dar es Salaam police chief…

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Out-of-school: Nigeria losing out on literate, skilled workforce – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), says Nigeria is losing out on a literate and skilled workforce it needs to grow economically due to huge number of out of school children. Pernille Ironside, Deputy Representative, UNICEF Nigeria, stated this on Wednesday in Kaduna, at the opening of a two-day Northern Nigeria Traditional Leaders Conference on Out-of-School Children. The conference was organised by the Federal Ministry of Education, Universal Basic Education Commission, National Commission for Mass Education and Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development in collaboration with UNICEF. Ironside said that…

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Saraki swears in new senators from Bauchi, Katsina

The Senate has sworn in Ahmad Babba Kaita and Lawan Yahaya Gumau as members representing Katsina-North and Bauchi-South Senatorial Districts, respectively. The Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewo, supervised the oath-taking ceremony for the new senators, which lasted about 10 minutes at the opening of the session on Wednesday. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, later shook hands with the lawmakers. Kaita and Gumau had won the by-elections conducted in August by the Independent National Electoral Commission following the deaths of the former representatives of the districts. Senators Mustapha Bukar…

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Unlike you, I’m a job creator, Atiku tells Buhari

The campaign office of Atiku Abuabakar has described the opposition presidenital candidate of being a job creator. The office also took a jibe at President Muhammadu Buhari saying he has never run a successful job creating enterprise. “Now we urge the Buhari Presidency and the APC to mention even one successful private endeavour that the president has successfully run. And by private enterprises, we are not referring to 150 cows that never increase in number, year in year out,” the campaign office said. Read the full statement below. The open,…

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Primaries: Senator Araraume picks APGA guber ticket


Senator Ifeanyi Araraume who represented Imo North in the Red Chambers between 1999 and 2007, has been declared winner of the 2018 governorship primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Araraume who recently dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC) for APGA following the raging controversies that trailed the APC congresses in the state was announced as the APGA governorship candidate for Imo state on Sunday night in Owerri, the Imo state capital. Announcing the result, the returning officer, Barr. Mrs Eberechukwu Ejikeme said all the governorship aspirants participated in…

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Osun Attorney General, Oyetola DG make APC Senatorial list

The incumbent Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General for Osun state, Dr. Ajibola Basiru and the director general for the newly elected Governor; Gboyega Oyetola Campaign Organization, Hon. Ajibola Famurewa made the list of names of candidates submitted to Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Sunday. An inside source in INEC headquarters quoted to have received the names of a former APC governorship aspirant in the build up to the September 22nd Osun election, Engr. Adelere Oriolowo, also a doctorate degree holder in Law and lecturer, Ajibola Basiru and Mr…

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