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Yekini Nabena

Bayelsa guber: APC insist on fresh election

Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the profuse commendation that issued from the PDP to the Supreme Court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the judgement nullifying the victory of candidate of the APC has given out the main opposition party as double faced and fraudulent.
Senator representing Ondo North District, Prof Ajayi Boroffice, at the weekend said the Unity Group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) will present a consensus governorship aspirant for primaries.

Senator Boroffice: We’ll present joint flag bearer for APC primaries

Ahead of the October 10 Governorship election in Ondo state, the Senator representing Ondo North District, Prof Ajayi Boroffice, at the weekend said the Unity Group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) will present a consensus governorship aspirant for primaries.
The pioneer Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty for Niger Delta militants, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, has said he would deploy the amnesty template to tackle insecurity in Bayelsa if elected governor.

Bayelsa guber: PDP, Seriake Dickson beg Timi Alaibe over Governor Diri

A former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Timi Alaibe, has turned into a beautiful bride overnight for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State following Friday’s swearing in of Senator Douye Diri as governor.
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APC demands fresh governorship election in Bayelsa

The party said the swearing-in of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor is unconstitutional as he did not meet the mandatory constitutional requirement.
The Lagos State Task Force on Sunday said that it had impounded 4,500 motorcycles (Okada) from riders who had defaulted the states traffic law.

Okada Ban: Accidents reducing in Lagos – deputy governor

The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its decision to ban commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) on major roads in Lagos metropolis.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has called on religious bodies to utilize the pulpit to engage Nigerians on moral living and attitudes that will rebuild the nation and the youths..

Motorcycles, tricycles ban not to punish anybody, but to secure residents — Lagos deputy...

Lagos State Deputy Governor Femi Kadri Hamzat has said that the recent decision of the state government to ban motorcycles and tricycles from the roads is not to punish anybody or restrict people from doing certain jobs, but it is to ensure that the lives of citizens that resides in Lagos is secured.
Senator Douye Diri, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate for the Bayelsa governorship election, on Saturday, described the electoral process as “smooth and peaceful”.

Senator Diri: I will reconcile Bayelsans

Senator Douye Diri, governor-elect of Bayelsa State has promised to work toward enhancing the unity of Bayelsans through the reconciliation of various segments of the fragmented state with aim to foster development in the state.

N700 million fraud: Judge threatens to send Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Paul Orbih, two others to...

Justice M.G. Umar, of the Federal High Court Benin, on Friday, threatened to revoke the bail granted to Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, State Chairman of the PDP, Dan Orbih, and three others, if they delayed trial.

Court adjourns Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s ‘N700 million fraud’ trial

Justice M. G. Umar of a Federal High Court, Benin City, Edo State has adjourned the trial of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state to March 2, 2020.

Rivers council begins e-registration of businesses

Rivers State Ease of Doing Business Council, headed by the Deputy Governor, Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, has taken far-reaching decisions to give impetus to the mandate given to the council by Governor Nyesom Wike.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

South-east governors endorse NPF community policing model

Governors of the South-east geo-political zone, on Wednesday, endorsed the new community policing model of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), for effective security in the zone.
Nigeria’s preparations to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got yet another boost yesterday with the cheering news that Edo state Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu, has adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000.

Edo deputy governor adopts Nwokocha Nzubechi with $10,000

Nigeria’s preparations to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got yet another boost yesterday with the cheering news that Edo state Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu, has adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000 .
Newsmen report the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly (NASS), Senator Ignatius Longjan, is dead.

APC mourns Senator Longjan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed deep sadness by the death of Plateau South Senatorial District, Senator Ignatius Longjan.
Newsmen report the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly (NASS), Senator Ignatius Longjan, is dead.

Another APC senator dies in Abuja

Barely two months after the Senator representing Imo North, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu died, another Nigerian Senator is dead.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: My parents never knew I could survive infancy

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, said on Sunday that his survival at infancy was uncommon favour as his parents never knew he would survive.
The Kebbi State government has inspected historic structures and facilities to ascertain their condition as part of the state’s preparation for the 2020 Argungu International fishing festival.

Argungu Fishing Festival: Kebbi government inspects hosting structures

The Kebbi State government has inspected historic structures and facilities to ascertain their condition as part of the state’s preparation for the 2020 Argungu International fishing festival.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Governor Obaseki: Edo APC more united than ever

The Edo State Government has expressed satisfaction over the report received from the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mobilization Committee, set up to canvas for more members across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti explosion: Governor Fayemi faults location of explosive disposal office

There was pandemonium in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, Saturday as an an explosion rocked the Old Government Secretariat area of the city, with the people fleeing for their lives.

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Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France

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Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor threatens to jail union members who foment trouble

The Oyo State Government, on Sunday, warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab Aiye cult kingpin in Ikorodu

The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has arrested the leader of Aiye Confraternity, Sikiru Samuel.