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Asiwaju Tinubu urges Lagos APC to deliver three million votes for President Buhari

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, urged party members to work hard to deliver no fewer than three million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari on February 16.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday condoled with the former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, over the death of his mother, Alhaja Wosilat Obanikoro.

Judge threatens to jail Senator Obanikoro

The trial of the former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, was, Thursday, stalled following the failure of the prosecution witness, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to appear in court today, citing health condition.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Wages of the old soldier’s rage

At this rate, President Muhammadu Buhari may beat former military President General Ibrahim Babangida to the record of collecting the most abusive letters from a former president.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

Senator Obanikoro: I gave Ayodele Fayose $5 million

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, former chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told the court that he gave $5 million to former governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office. 2

Former Governor Fayose received $5m from ex-NSA Dasuki’s imprest account – Senator Obanikoro tells...

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, on Monday told a Federal High Court that money was given to former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State from the imprest account of a former National Security Adviser in June 2014.

Federal government sacks Bichi Baffa, appoints Suleiman Bogoro new TETFund chief

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, as the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

Senator Obanikoro testifies at former Governor Fayose’s trial

A former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, on Monday told a federal high court that money was given to former Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti from the impress account of a former National Security Adviser, in June 2014.

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), with the new Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola (middle) and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (left) during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Head of Service at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday.

Akinwunmi Ambode urges new Head of Service to inject fresh ideas, vibrancy into civil...

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday swore in Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the 21st Head of Service (HOS) of the State, with a charge on him to inject fresh ideas, vibrancy and new energy that will take the public service to new heights and make Lagos a globally recognized City-State with a commitment to efficiency, effectiveness, innovation and creativity in service delivery.

Sule Lamido: Real reason Godswill Akpabio, Musiliu Obanikoro dumped PDP

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said Nigeria’s political system is going through strange and challenging times, and has claimed those in power are using poverty to intimidate and woo opposition members to their fold.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday condoled with the former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, over the death of his mother, Alhaja Wosilat Obanikoro.

Report: Obanikoros recover houses, land from EFCC

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, his wife and children have reportedly recovered three properties worth about N500m from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office. 2

Witness: How three aircraft were used to move N1.2 billion to Ekiti for Ayodele...

Damola Otuyena, head of cash and transit services of Diamond Bank, says N1.2 billion was moved to Ekiti for Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of the state, using three aircraft.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

EFCC opens trial of Ayodele Fayose over alleged N6.9 billion fraud

The prosecution on Monday opened its case before a Federal High Court Lagos in the criminal trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, charged with N6.9 billion fraud.
Ayodele Fayose

Ayodele Fayose regains freedom from EFCC custody

The former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after meeting his bail conditions.
Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose spent his first day out of office on Tuesday in the detention cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja.

Ayodele Fayose set to regain freedom from custody

Immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Peter Ayodele Fayose is set to regain his freedom from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as he has met his bail conditions.

The dangers of negative narratives

As a professional journalist and a regular columnist, one of the things I fear the most on the job is boxing myself into a corner. My philosophy of life is that no one is completely good or completely bad. I find it hard to look at something and say there is nothing good in it or that it is absolutely flawless.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office. 1

Ayodele Fayose gets bail, pledges not to obstruct trial

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, granted Ayodele Fayose, former Ekiti State governor, bail in the sum of N50 million on Wednesday.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office. 7

Ayodele Fayose gets N50 million bail in alleged N6.9 billion fraud case

Ex-Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has been granted bail with the sum of N50m bond and surety to present three years tax clearance.

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PDP: President Buhari, APC arm twisting security agencies, INEC to rig polls

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