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The leading candidates for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are in a rat race of sorts for the support of traditional rulers in the state.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, charged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as Governors Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Nyesom Wike of Rivers to purge themselves of their age-long undemocratic habits of election rigging, vote-buying and violence.
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that the party could have used the military and other security services to overrun opposition states in the 2019 general election but chose free, fair elections is a solid pointer that under the current administration, the days of stolen and procured electoral mandates are fast fading.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to commission a 29-kilometre road linking Ogbia community to Nembe in Bayelsa State.
Dr Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment. said the new National Forest Policy (NFP), recently approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC), would assist the country in managing and sustaining its vast forest resources.
Some Edo indigenes resident in Abuja under the aegis of Committee of Edo Leaders and Patriots, have threw their weight behind Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo.
Business mogul and politician, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, says he will be strategically involved in the re-election of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Friday urged Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Kabir celebration for self-assessment in the last one year.
Mr Amaechi explained that the hearing could stop the loan facility the Federal Government ”is seeking for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan and Kano rail projects”.
The North East Development Commission bill was signed into law in October 2017 by President Buhari to replace other initiatives such as the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and victims support fund (VSF) and the board of management inaugurated in May 2019.
In reaction to the crisis rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is determined “to get to the root of the problem undermining the development” of the region.
Indications emerged in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at the weekend that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced moves to end its internal wrangling in the state chapter of the party.
The Oyo State House Assembly on Tuesday held a special sitting in honour of the late Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of the state.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’
The Nigerian Air Force, in an effort to ensure that its personnel live in a befitting residence, has commissioned two newly constructed blocks of 6 × 3 bedroom flats for married officers at the Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja, Lagos.
Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the mouthpiece of traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta, Friday, warned the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, which has allegedly sidelined South-South, South-West and South-East from its top management positions, to stop insulting the people of the oil/gas-rich region.
The Federal Government on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari has put the country on an irreversible road to development in the last one year.
The Lagos State House of Assembly says a bill that will make operators of lottery, pools and betting in the state to pay N20 million as licence fees to the state government is underway.
Facebook is launching a new digital platform that will let event organizers create paid online events to try to fill the gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the social media giant announced on Friday.
The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority has been suspended from office by the board of the agency.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), has reconstituted the Kaduna State Caretaker Committee.
American singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus, says she lost her virginity to her ex-husband, actor Liam Hemsworth at the age of 16.
The police on Wednesday arraigned a 50-year-old landlady, Olajumoke Azeez, 50, in a Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, over alleged breach of trust.
The lingering face-off between the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe and the Chairman, Governing Council of the institution, Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN, came to a head, yesterday, as the Council announced the sack of the VC after a meeting held in Abuja.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved all outstanding promotions in the state public service.
Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, aka, Lyta, a former signee of Olamide’s record label, YBNL, is now a member of Marlian Music, a music label owned by Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley.
Pastor Godwin Olaoluwa of Glory of Christ Church, Ilorin, Kwara, has urged religious leaders to support the youth by establishing skills centres.