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The meeting was attended by the Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Oyo State Governor Mr. Seyi Makinde; Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.2

Rotimi Akeredolu emerges chairman of Southwest Governors’ Forum

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has emerged chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi urges South West leaders to put aside party politics for regional Integration

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged Southwest leaders to to jettison party politics in the interest of the region for the sustainable development.
Oluseye Oyeleye

Groups call for regional integration of South West

Mr Seye Oyeleye, Director-General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) and other Pan-Yoruba groups have called on the newly elected political leaders in the South-West to make regional integration their focus.

General Gowon calls on INEC to conduct seamless, free elections

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be fully prepared to conduct the rescheduled elections to be adjudged as seamless and efficient.

Yoruba group rallies support for regional development commission

A Yoruba socio-cultural group, Majeobaje Movement, has called for support to enable the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) commission achieve its vision for the region.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at the opening ceremony for the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/Pool

Pakistan premier’s defence of the political U-turn sparks mirth

Margaret Thatcher was famously not for turning, but Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has declared U-turns to be a "hallmark of great leadership", in comments provoking criticism from opponents and a slew of jokes from Pakistanis.

Gabon opposition wants clarity on Ali Bongo’s health

As the Gabonese people demand for tangible proof that president Ali Bongo has ‘greatly improved’ as claimed by the presidency on Sunday, an opposition party has accused the government of peddling a “lie” over the president’s health.
Ali Bongo

Gabon opposition party raises temperature on Ali Bongo’s health

A Gabonese opposition party on Tuesday accused the government of peddling a "lie" over the health of President Ali Bongo after he was hospitalised in Saudi Arabia nearly three weeks ago.

South West Heads of Service meet today on regional development

The Heads of Service of the South West states have converge in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, for a strategic meeting aimed at aiding rapid development in the region through collaboration and integration.

Ramadan: Senator Saraki urges Muslims to pray for peace, unity

Senate President Bukola Saraki has felicitated with Muslims in the country for another opportunity afforded by the commencement of the Ramadan which is aimed at strengthening their devotion to the Almighty Allah.

WMO: Pakistan had the hottest day on earth in April

The hottest day ever to be experienced on earth was recorded in Pakistan on 30 April, according to figures from the World Meteorological Organisation, reports Independent UK.

Pakistanis welcome Malala home, but visit shrouded in security

Malala Yousafzai's whereabouts in Pakistan were being kept a tightly-guarded secret Friday, one day after her emotional return more than five years after being shot by Taliban gunmen.

Southwest states to understudy Ekiti’s success in education

States in the Southwest geopolitical zone are to conduct a study of Ekiti State’s successes in education for peer learning and adoption.

Chief Zebrudaya expresses concern over lack of sponsorship for TV series

Veteran actor, Chief Chika Okpala, popularly known as Zebrudaya, says lack of sponsorship have hindered production of most television series in the country.

Nigerians must embrace integrity to succeed – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says there is the need for Nigerians to embrace the virtue of integrity and hard work for the nation to move forward.

Osun to provide 250,000 cocoa seedlings for farmers

The Osun Government says it will provide 250,000 cocoa seedlings for sale to farmers in the 2018 planting season.

Pakistan Islamists call off protests after minister resigns

Pakistani Islamists who clashed with police at the weekend have called off national protests after the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid.

Court issues arrest warrant for finance minister

An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister, Sen. Mohammed Ishaq Dar, after the veteran politician failed to turn up for several court hearings, the media reported.

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PDP attacks APC over Dubai trip for Osun council chairmen

Peoples Democratic Party, Osun State chapter, on Sunday berated the state government and the ruling All Progressives Congress over planned 10-day official trip by chairmen of 68 local government areas and local council development authorities in the state to the United Arab Emirates.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

Senator Fasanmi hails Southwest governors

Leader of Afenifere (Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba) Senator Ayo Fasanmi has hailed Southwest governors for their efforts to fight banditry and curb insecurity in the region.