Abia: Traders, artisans, others pass vote of confidence on Kalu, chide Ohuabunwa

  Traders, artisans, market women, and farmers from Abia North, Abia State have cautioned former Senator Mao Ohuabunwa and his cohorts to stop insulting the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu. According to them, Kalu remains their best as a former Governor and now as a Senator. Following the return of Kalu from the wrong incarceration, the people of Abia North Senatorial District, have been jubilating over what they tagged “the good work continues“, adding that Kalu has never relented…

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Ekiti guber aspirant preaches unity among APC members

Ahead of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, an aspirant, Mr. Yinka Akerele, yesterday advised members and leaders of the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to close ranks and ensure the party’s victory at the poll. According to him, the mission of taking over power from those he described as usurpers must dwarf other tendencies among the party members. He added that they needed to remain united until APC records success democratically. He spoke when he visited the party’s secretariat where he officially notified…

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APC still clearing PDP mess –Hon. Okeyomi

Hon. Dipo Okeyomi popularly referred to as ‘Carry Go’, is a chairmanship aspirant in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State who is very passionate about the transformation of his area. In a recent interview with journalists in Lagos, he speaks about the coming local government election in the state and the good things that await the people of his area if voted into office. OLALEKAN OSIADE brings excerpts…   How do you feel about the release of the guidelines for the Lagos State local government election, considering that…

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YEMISI RANSOME-KUTI: WOULD BE A LOT RICHERIFI WASN’T A RANSOME-KUTI

    Yemisi Ransome-Kuti is one of the elite women out to serve her community selflessly without a thought of enriching herself. She had served in different developmental projects that had earned her recognition in her community. In this interview with FLORA ONWUDIWE, Ransome-Kuti, who is a cousin of late Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, encourages women who are aspiring to run for political offices not to give up. Excerpts…     What was your growing up like as a Ransome-Kuti, a family that played prominent roles in the history of…

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Jaiz, Kogi partner to empower women, farmers, others

Jaiz Bank Plc and Kogi State government have agreed to partner to empower women, traders and artisans in the state. The deal was reached yesterday when the management team of Jaiz Bank Plc, led by its Managing Director/ CEO, Hassan Usman, paid a courtesy call to Governor Yahaya Bello at the Government House in Lokoja. The governor who said his administration stands for what Jaiz Bank also stands for – making life better for humanity-added that said he found a perfect partner in the bank. “Kogi State is safe for…

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Ekiti 2018: Jostle for APC ticket begins

The number of aspirants jostling for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State for the 2018 governorship election has increased to 36, thereby putting the party’s leaders on edge over who flies the flag, SULAIMAN SALAWUDEEN reports     The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a dramatic election experience about two years ago, precisely June 21, 2014, lost the state’s governorship election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against “favourable” prognosis and forecasts of pundits and political watchers, who had predicted…

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Artisans, others to pay tax in Delta

Artisans including members of the National Association of Professional Carpenters, National Union of Road Transport Workers, National Automobile Technician Association, Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Tillers Association, among others, will henceforth pay taxes in Delta State. While the state govern-ment said it was blocking areas of wastage and financial leakages, it also announced a new tax regime for all informal sectors of the state beginning from April 24. Commissioner for Finance, Olorogun David Edevbie, made this disclosure in an interactive section…

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