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Kalu receives tumultuous welcome in Abia, says Abia North now construction site

The Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu Monday arrived Abia State for the first time since he regained his freedom via Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, Imo State amid a tumultuous welcome as people defied the rain to receive him.   Various groups, party stalwarts and supporters […]

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Ondo 2020: Jegede’s emergence exposes cracks in PDP

There are indications that all is not well in Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since the emergence of Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as the party’s candidate on July 22.   This indication emerged on Monday at the presentation of certificate of return to the candidate by the PDP leadership. None of the […]

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Ondo 2020: Appeal Primaries Committee summons Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governorship Appeal Primaries Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday summoned the governor and candidate of the party for the October 10 governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN).   Akeredolu, who won the governorship primaries contested by 12 aspirants on July 20, appeared before the committee at the party’s National Secretariat in […]

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Edo: 3 Commissioners dump Obaseki’s govt, declare support for Ize-Iyamu

  Three Commissioners of Edo State Oil Gas Producing Area Development Commission (EDOSOGPADEC) on Monday resigned their positionsand declared support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The Commissioners are Prince Emmanuel Odigie, Alhaji Aiwanu Oshiomhole, and Osamwonyi Atu representing Edo Central, Edo North Senatorial districts respectively and Orhionmwon. Hon. […]

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The sick card

When illness, hospitals come   FELIX NWANERI reports on the drama that usually ensues, whenever politically exposed personalities and other public office holders are arraigned in courts or summoned by probe panels to give account of their stewardship   Are some public officers playing the sick card over alleged corruption? That is the question being […]

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Edo 2020: Oshiomhole apologies to Enigies for endorsing Obaseki as gov

*Leads Ize-Iyamu to receive blessings of Dukes in Benin Kingdom The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has received the blessings of the Enigies (Dukes) in the Benin Kingdom to emerge victorious in the September 19 election. Besides, the immediate past National Chairman of the APC, […]

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Edo 2020: Oba of Benin to hold prayer, fasting sessions for peaceful polls

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, on Sunday, unfolded plans to summon the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs to pray for a peaceful election in the state. Oba Ewuare II disclosed this when the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki led some governors, senators and other top officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, […]

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Buhari’s government lacks direction, says Odinkalu

  Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, in this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE dissects some national issues including governance, current probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), the antigraft war and sundry matters       Recently, President Buhari chided service chiefs over insecurity, but chose to retain […]

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Akeredolu ready to battle Jegede as Ajayi loses all

  Following the outcome of the primaries of the two major political parties in Ondo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Party (APC), the battle is now set as the candidates are ready for a showdown in the October 20, 2020 governorship poll, writes ADEWALE MOMOH   With the conclusion of […]

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Ekhomu warns on seizure of more aid workers

    Security expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has advised humanitarian/aid agencies operating in the North-East to conduct vulnerability assessments of their operations to avert the seizure of more aid workers by Boko Haram.   He warned that the insurgents are now targeting aid workers and may seize more to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the […]