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Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Dies at 83
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Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Dies at 83

Lamidi-Olayiwola-Adeyemi-III The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has passed on. He was 83 years old. The top Yoruba monarch died in the late hours of Friday, according to palace officials. Adeyemi died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti. The late Alaafin’s first son, Prince ‘Tunde, and other children had received the monarch’s remains at Idi-Igba, Oyo town early Saturday morning. Palace sources confirmed that traditional rites had begun without giving details about his burial arrangement yet. Adeyemi ruled for 52 years before his demise, making him the longest-reigning Alaafin. By tradition, the head of the Oyomesi, Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Ayoola, would take over pending the appointment of a new Alaafin. Read Also: Buhar...
2023: Osinbajo Seeks Oyo APC Delegates’ Support For Presidential Bid
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2023: Osinbajo Seeks Oyo APC Delegates’ Support For Presidential Bid

Yemi Osinbajo Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says he has garnered enough experience to lead Nigeria as the president come 2023. He made the disclosure on Friday in Ibadan during a parley with Oyo State All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Osinbajo had visited Ibadan to pay homage to the Olubadan of Ibadanland and meet with the delegates. The vice president had on April 11 declared his intention to seek his party’s ticket to run for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Mr Osinbajo said that everything he learnt as vice president and acting president had prepared him for the office. “I have served in the Federal Government of Nigeria for the past seven years. And I have been involv...
Resign, Contest On APC Ticket If You’re Popular, Wike Challenges Umahi
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Resign, Contest On APC Ticket If You’re Popular, Wike Challenges Umahi

Dave Umahi The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party not to allow any aspirant who will later defect with the party’s mandate to emerge as its presidential candidate. Wike, a PDP presidential aspirant urged party delegates to vote for him during the party’s convention, because he had no tendency to defect with the party’s mandate to another party. The Rivers State governor stated this while wooing PDP leaders and delegates in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state on Friday. A statement was also made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri. The Governor referred to the defection of some governors, including that of Ebonyi State, David Umahi and lawmakers from the PDP to ruling All Progressives Congress when he sa...
Sex Video: Sanwo-Olu Orders Reopening Of Chrisland Schools In Lagos
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Sex Video: Sanwo-Olu Orders Reopening Of Chrisland Schools In Lagos

Sanwo-Olu The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government has directed the reopening of all Chrisland Schools in the State. Recall that Chrisland schools were shut down on April 18, 2022, by the State Government over the controversies and outrage that followed the viral sex tape of minors who are pupils of the school. Some pupils from the school, during a recent trip to Dubai to participate in the World School Games between March 10 and 13, 2022, engaged in a sexual act. The controversies led to the suspension of the school by the state government. However, the Lagos State Commissioner of Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, explained that the reopening of the school was to ensure that other students were not denied access to learning while an investigation into th...
Court Sacks Ex-Speaker, Dogara For Defecting To APC
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Court Sacks Ex-Speaker, Dogara For Defecting To APC

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, declared the seat of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, vacant, following his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Donatus Okorowo, held that Dogara, having abandoned the political party that sponsored his election, ought to vacate his seat in line with the provisions of sections 68(1) (g) and 109 (1) (g) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended. His sack followed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1060/2020, which was lodged before the court by the PDP. It will be recalled that Dogara was in 2019, re-elected on the platform of the PDP to represent Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Federal Co...
From 7 To 70: Why Are They Not Talking About This? By Femi Adesina
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From 7 To 70: Why Are They Not Talking About This? By Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina Last week on this platform, focus was on the fact that adversaries of the Muhammadu Buhari administration were hiding behind the smokescreen of insecurity to vent their spleen. We stressed that security was everything, and noted that while robustly confronting the monster of insecurity, President Buhari was equally taking giant strides on many other fronts, which the caterwauling crowd deliberately ignores. Today, let’s dwell on something they have deliberately refused to see, hear, and chose not to talk about. But whether they see it or not, talk about it or ignore, it is there, as conspicuous as a tiger in a tea shop. A fortnight ago, members of the Fertilizers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) visited the President at State House, Abuja. A...
2023: Deputy Governor, SGS, Adviser Resign In Katsina
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2023: Deputy Governor, SGS, Adviser Resign In Katsina

Mannir Yakubu Deputy governor of Katsina state, Mannir Yakubu, has resigned his appointment as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the state as he is set to contest for the governor’s seat. Mr Yakubu will, however, continue with his duties as deputy governor of Katsina. He was appointed commissioner in addition to his role as deputy governor of the state. Other political appointees who have resigned include the secretary to the government of the state, Mustapha Inuwa, and the special adviser to the governor on political affairs, Kabiru Shuaibu. The trio sent in their resignation letters to Katsina governor, Aminu Masari, Thursday morning. Messrs Yakubu and Inuwa are among those contesting the governor’s seat while Mr Shuaibu is contesting to represent ...
Strike: FG May Take ASUU To Court If Reconciliation Fails – Ngige
Education, Labour, News, Nigeria

Strike: FG May Take ASUU To Court If Reconciliation Fails – Ngige

ASUU-FG Meeting Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says the federal government may consider taking the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the industrial court if the process to resolve the strike fails. On February 14, ASUU embarked on a one-month warning strike over the non-implementation of an agreement reached with the federal government in 2020. On March 14, the union extended the strike by eight weeks following dissatisfaction with the federal government’s “disappointing” response on the matter. Amid the strike, the federal government and the leadership of ASUU have held a series of meetings, but no agreement has been reached by both sides on ending the strike. Speaking on Thursday in an interview with Channels Television, Ngige said ASUU ...
N100m Form: Buhari, APC Corrupting Nigeria’s Democracy – Ozekhome
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N100m Form: Buhari, APC Corrupting Nigeria’s Democracy – Ozekhome

APC Human Rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress and the President, Muhammadu Buhari, of corrupting the nation’s democracy by pegging the party’s presidential nomination form at N100 million. He slammed the President, whom he said, decried the high cost of form before his emergence for supporting the outrageous fee. Ozekhome questioned where the likes of the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbanjo, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, among others would get the money to purchase the form. He disclosed this in a statement on Thursday night. The statement read, “The party hopes to rake in #1.5 billion from the 15 aspirants that have so far declared interest in the presidential race. By this singular act, the APC has shown a shocking insatia...
2023: INEC Budgets N239bn For Poll Materials, Presidential Run-Off
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2023: INEC Budgets N239bn For Poll Materials, Presidential Run-Off

INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission will spend not less than N239.2bn on procuring voting materials and vehicles that will be used in the 2023 general election. This is according to the 2023 General Election Project Plan that was launched by INEC in Abuja on Thursday. The commission stated that N239.2bn, which constitutes 78.44 per cent of its N305bn budget, would be spent on 10 critical items which included ballot papers, operational vehicles, ballot boxes, allowances of ad hoc workers, printing of result sheets, logistics and procurement of accreditation devices. Also included in the N239.2bn budget is the N27.1bn set aside by the commission for possible run-off elections, including the one for the presidential poll. Run-off elections are conducted in the e...