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The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Akeredolu: I won’t report Segun Mimiko to EFCC despite our political differences

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he will not report his predecessor and friend of over 40 years, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of political differences.

Mikel Arteta wishes Unai Emery well at Villarreal

Mikel Arteta congratulated Unai Emery on his appointment as Villarreal boss, while acknowledging his predecessor has left him with a considerable but "beautiful challenge at Arsenal".
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo APC, Governor Makinde in war of words over N100 billion bond

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, yesterday, said it has uncovered fresh plots by Governor Seyi Makinde to add to the debt profile of the state through what it called needless borrowing of N100 billion styled bond by the governor to finance some projects.
The Taraba State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Comrade Peter Gambo, is dead.

Taraba NLC chairman dies of coronavirus

Gambo died of coronavirus at the Isolation Centre of the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, in the early hours of today.
Monir was arrested and taken to Cairo’s Tora prison last month after appearing on al-Jazeera TV, a Qatari-owned channel banned by Egypt’s government. Khaled Desouki-AFP via Getty Images

Controversially arrested Egypt journalist dies of coronavirus after leaving prison – family

An Egyptian journalist arrested after appearing on the Al Jazeera network has died of the novel coronavirus, his daughter confirmed, days after he was released from detention.Qatar
Senator Abiola Ajimobi

UI VC: Senator Ajimobi was a student until death

The former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, applied for and was offered admission for a doctorate programme in Sustainable Development Practice by the Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo guber: I almost quit from the race – Governor Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Friday said he almost quit on his second term bid at the peak of the crisis with his predecessor but for the encouragement, he got from fellow governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) extraction.

Political cases: No more ex-parte orders – FHC warns judges

Justice John Tsoho, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court (FHC), has warned judges to stop granting ex-parte orders in political matters.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Governor Diri: I will sustain Seriake Dickson’s developmental strides

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has said his administration would sustain the developmental efforts of his predecessor, Seriake Dickson.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

I‘ll make inputs to ease Lagos chaotic traffic situation – FRSC commander

The new Lagos Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Olusegun Ogungbemide, on Sunday said his coming back to Lagos was to make his inputs toward easing the chaotic traffic situations in the state.

RTEAN commends Lagos governor on road reconstruction, virus response

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Lagos State Chapter, on Friday commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on how his administration had been reconstructing roads and combating COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo women endorse Governor Obaseki for second term

Ahead of the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo state, Edo women both in and outside the State have endorsed the incumbent Governor of the ruling party in the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for a second term.
FILE - In this photo taken on May 22, 2018, the secretary-general of the Burundi's ruling party CNDD-FDD Evariste Ndayishimiye speaks to the media in Bujumbura.

Burundi opposition to contest ruling party’s election win

Burundi's leading opposition party will start filing challenges to election results as early as Wednesday, a lawmaker as calm reigned in the commercial capital a day after the ruling party's candidate was named winner of the presidential contest.

Ex-President Jonathan: Umar Yar’Adua was a president like no other

Former President Goodluck Jonathan paid glowing tribute to his late predecessor, “Umar Yar’adua on Tuesday morning describing him as a President like no other.”
In this March 18, 2019 file photo, Brazil's Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta, right, gives anti-bacterial gel to President Jair Bolsonaro as they give a press conference on the new coronavirus at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

Coronavirus: Health minister sacked over stay-at-home measure

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sacked his health minister after clashing with him over how to fight the new coronavirus.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Lockdown: Senators Omo-Agege, Ekweremadu condemn alleged shooting, extra judicial killing of protesters

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and his predecessor, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, have flayed the alleged shooting of a protester in Sapele, Delta state as well as extra judicial killings by security agents in some parts of the country in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Maj. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has called on journalists in the state to be objective and professional in reporting security matters.

STF commander calls for objective reportage

Maj. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has called on journalists in the state to be objective and professional in reporting security matters.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa to commence distribution of central bank agric loan soon

In a bid to ensure food sufficiency and diversification of the local economy through local production of goods, the government of Bayelsa State has promised to soon commence the distribution of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) agricultural loan facility to only real farmers across the state, irrespective of their political party affiliation.

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NOSDRA, Agip investigate oil leak in Bayelsa

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Victor Osimhen: I want to emulate Diego Maradona, Edinson Cavani, Gonzalo Higuain at Napoli

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Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

US election: China interfering against Donald Trump, Russia against Joe Biden – report

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he is making efforts to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “happy” with clouds still hanging over his future.

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