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The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has enjoined beneficiaries of the “Oko owo Dapo” initiative not to see the empowerment programme as their own share of the national cake, but to see it as an avenue for economic empowerment through which they would be gainfully employed, improve their productivity, increase their income level and also become employers of labour.
Concerned Yoruba leaders are already making moves to resolve the dispute between two elder statesmen, Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun State and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the 2014 National Conference, Senator Femi Okurounmu.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met with the leadership of the Afenifere, where he explained why the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended before his voluntary retirement on May 28.
One of Atiku Abubakar’s campaigners, Sani Adamu, has aimed a dig at INEC accusing the electoral umpire of attempting to drag Nigeria towards on a path similar to Abiola’s June 12 elections annulment conundrum as a result of its frantic attempt at denying that it electronically used servers to capture and store 2019 general elections.
Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Thursday said the time has come to halt the unlawful activities of cultists, kidnappers, bandits and the rampaging herdsmen that have been terrorising Yorubaland.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, said recent moves by some international observers to discredit 2019 elections was a wasted efforts, describing the reports recently release by the EU, NDI and IRI as part of international conspiracy against Nigeria.
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was a believer in the victorious mandate given by Nigerians to late politician, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, in the June 12, 1993 election.
A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has commended Kola Abiola, the son of the late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, election, for exposing former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other “June 12 opportunists.”
Babagana Kingibe, Chief MKO Abiola’s running mate in 1993 presidential election, has explained why he abandoned the mandate given to them following the election’s annulment and joined late Gen. Sani Abacha’s government to become a three-time minister under that administration.
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday said the state is poised for greatness on all fronts, having turned the page on decades of socio-economic stagnation.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the 2019 election in Plateau State, Gen. Jeremiah Useni, has said the June 12 presidential election was more credible than the just concluded presidential polls.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said on Friday that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his former boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo deserve to be listed among the villains of June 12 and placed in a hall of shame for their act of perfidy against Moshood Abiola and other unsung heroes of the struggle for democratic rule.
The former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, says he was always in tears whenever the remembrance of the annulled June 12 election comes to mind.
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has exonerated former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and berated a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, for alleging that Obasanjo knew about the annulment.
Nigerian Forum for Good Governance and Leadership has described ”the diatribes” by a former governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, against former President Olusegun Obasanjo over recognition of June 12 as condemnable.
A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. (Dr) Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as “Democracy Day”, while also naming the Abuja National Stadium after Chief MKO Abiola, 26 years after the 12 June 1993 presidential election was annulled.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will formally arraign alleged pension looter, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Friday.
The National Assembly Joint Committee on Army on Tuesday met with the leadership of the Nigerian Army behind closed doors at the Defence Headquarters Abuja.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) wanted.
The National Population Commission (NPC) has decried high level of infants death in Bauchi and Gombe states, saying the Child mortality rate is on the higher level across the country.
About 38,000 people have been reported dead from the excessive use of alcohol and tobacco in Sri Lanka yearly, local media reports, quoting medical experts from the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has raised the alarm over the worsening state of roads , especially Federally owned ones across the country. This was even as it condemned the rising wave of harassment of its members by touts, popularly called area boys.
Spanish giants Barcelona are considering a move for talented Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze.
Johannes Bonfere, the coach of Nigeria’s Dream Team I, which won a gold medal at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics, said on Monday that he had no plan to assume any coaching job in Nigeria for now.
President Muhammadu Buhari has described Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon a living legend and a symbol of national unity, in a tribute to mark Gowon’s 85th birthday tomorrow.
Following three days of negotiations by Government and the Organised Labour on the consequential adjustments of the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000, both parties have finally reached an agreement.