Female council boss tasks women on politics 

By Edith Okofu The executive vice chairman of Ikorodu Local Government Area, Lagos State, Princess Folashade Olabanji –Oba has charged Nigerian women to get involved actively in politics to take charge of the society and the environment they live. Princess Folashade who is also the National Deputy Chairman, Association of  Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria, gave the advice while fielding questions from journalists during the EKO Youth submit with the theme “Building a 21st century Lagos” organised by National Union of Lagos State Students, Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter.…

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Group condemns Police release of arrested thugs in Akwa Ibom

..Alleges deployment of soldiers to rig elections A Civil Society Organization (CSO), the Elections Transparency Group (ETG) has condemned the roles of Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of elections in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ibrahim Kaoje in the release of over 160 suspected political thugs allegedly brought to the State from Edo State. The group, which also decried the invasion of the State by soldiers,alleging that soldiers from the 13th Brigade in Calabar, Cross River State were already being moved to Akwa Ibom State in about twenty trucks with…

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Ex-workers /pensioners of Nigeria Airways rally support for Buhari’s re-election

Buoyed by the part payment of their entitlements by the federal government, Nigeria Airways Ex-workers/Pensioners are routing for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement by their representatives, Engr. Lookman Animashaun and Mr. Sam Nzene, the Ex-workers and Pensioners said they will roll out the drums at mega rally in Lagos slated for Friday, February 8, 2019 to declare their support for PMB in the presidential election, which is nine days away . A similar rally will be held in Kano next week Tuesday According to the statement,…

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FAAN refutes terminal access charge claims

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has refuted a trending notion that its security officers demand bribes before allowing airport users access into the terminal. FAAN in a statement signed by the general manager, Corporate Affairs), Yakubu Henrietta (Mrs.) noted that the airport is a public facility and no charge is required from any genuine user to access the facility. While the Authority confirmed that access might be restricted or controlled some times in order to safeguard Civil Aviation against Acts of unlawful interference in our Airports.  FAAN advised that…

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Ekiti PDP Caucus affirms Fayose as leader, upholds Oguntuase-led Exco

The internal crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State was finally laid to rest yesterday, with the State Caucus, the highest decision making organ of the party at the State level reaffirming former Governor Ayodele Fayose as leader of the party and declaring the Chief Gboyega Oguntuase-led Exco as the only recognized Exco of the party in the State. The Caucus meeting was called consequent upon the controversies over a meeting held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in which the Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi was pronounced…

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Female dispatcher, Adegbe, call for review of laws guiding charter flight operations

Foremost Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed Aircraft Dispatcher and Ground Instructor, Mrs. Victoria Adegbe, has called for a review of the laws guiding Charter Flight Operations so that Aircraft Dispatchers can be mandated to ensure safety. Featuring as the only speaker representing West and North Africa at the 6th Safety in African Aviation Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda recently, she stated that the safety rule in commercial aviation was the aircraft dispatcher. Adegbe noted however that in the case of Charter flights; the dispatcher…

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Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Abubakar Atiku on Friday, October 12 named Peter Obi, the former Anambra state Governor as his vice presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. The pronouncement of Obi as the running mate to Atiku sent Anambra state into jubilation as most parts of city including Awka the capital were agog with celebration. Peter Obi was born 19 July 1961 in Onitsha. He was governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from 17 March 2006 to 2 November 2006, when he was…

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Gov. Ambode accepts defeat, promises to work for Sanwo-olu’s election

The Lagos state Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode on Wednesday October 3, accepted defeat in the All Progressive Congress, Primaries and also promised to work for the victory of the party in 2019 election. Speaking during a press briefing in Lagos, Governor Ambode promised to follow in the tradition of party, and footstep of his predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola to support Babajide Sanwo-olu. He also promised to be at the fore front in the support of Sanwo-olu. He directed all his support group structures to be collapsed into the Sanwo-olu structure.…

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AD repositions to take over Lagos in 2019

Photo Captions: Hon. Caulcrick addressing members of Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of the party, recently A chieftain of Alliance for Democracy (AD) Mr. Akinkunle Caulcrick, has said that the party is much alive and repositioned to take over the governance of Lagos State, comes 2019. Caulcrick, who is the chairman of  Lagos Mainland Local Government’s Chapter of the party, stated this during inaugural meeting of the party, and two Lagos State House Assembly aspirants, held at Fadeyi area of the state. He also spoke on the choice of Barrister…

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Gov. Ambode expresses readiness for Lagos APC Primaries

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s Primary Election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries.   In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).   “As our great…

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