Osun Election: US, EU, UK call for peaceful, free, credible re-run

The Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have called for all the key players in the Osun state gubernatorial election re-run to continue to support a peaceful, free, fair, and credible completion of the process as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC re-runs the election in seven polling units where voters were not able to cast their votes and have them counted last Saturday. In a statement, the Foreign Missions stressed the need for the re-run to take place without any violence, intimidation, or…

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Mimiko declares for President under Labour Party

Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, on Thursday, announced his intention to run for President on the platform of the Labour Party in the 2019 general elections, with security, restructuring and youth empowerment topping the agenda of his “Because We Care” declaration speech. “There comes a moment in the life of a nation when every patriot must stand up to be counted! At such a moment, no person worthy of a place in history can afford to remain ensconced in their comfort zone. When the totality of our…

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Attack on NASS coup against democracy, Nigeria under worst govt ever – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has described today’s invasion of the National Assembly by armed security men as a coup against democracy as well as Nigeria and its people, saying those with history of collapsing democracy in the country must not be allowed to truncate it now. The governor, who reacted to NASS invasion through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Nigeria was obviously under the worst government ever in its history. Governor Fayose said events of late had proven the unprecedented desperation…

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Kashamu writes INEC, DSS, Police: to disregard PDP expulsion 

The Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has formally written the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Department of State Services (DSS) and Police to disregard his expulsion by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   Kashamu, who was reacting to the correspondences of the PDP national leadership to the three agencies, maintained that the party’s sanction against him was a stillbirth and cannot stand the test of the law.   The lawmaker’s position was contained in a letter dated August 6 and addressed to the PDP National…

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Ex-Abia State Gov. Kalu, others oppose EFCC’s amended charge

The former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, today, urged a Federal High Court, Lagos, to discountenance the second amended charge filed against him  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over alleged N3.2 billion fraud. Also urging the court to dismiss the said second amended charge are Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Commissioner for Finance, Udeh Jones Udeogu. Kalu and other defendants are standing trial before Justice Mohammed Idris, who as being elevated to Court of Appeal, on charges bordering on alleged fraud of N3.2…

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Ekiti Govt. releases pictorial evidence of N18bn cash brought through Akure Airport for Saturday Election

The Ekiti state government has released pictorial evidence of N18bn cash brought through Akure Airport for Saturday gubernatorial election. A statement by the director, Media and Publicity, Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), Lere Olayinka, disclosed that last week Saturday, two bullion vehicles were moved to the Akure Airport to evacuate cash brought from Abuja by a chattered flight. The flight landed when it was raining and all staff of the airport were barred from going near the aircraft while the cash was evacuated into the two bullion vehicles. After offloading…

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Ekiti Govt accuses APC, Fayemi of attempts to assassinate Fayose

Ekiti state government has accused those holding power in Abuja of placing knife on the neck of democracy by unleashing terror on the peace-loving people of Ekiti State, including the Governor, Ayodele Fayose. A statement signed by the special assistant on public communications and new media to Governor Fayose, Lere Olayinka said attempt was clearly made to assassinate the Governor. “He only escaped being hit by the bullets and teargas canisters fired by the policemen by the whiskers. That was after the policemen had openly assaulted him. The armed MOPOL…

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Ekiti Guber: PDP accuses INEC Commissioner, two directors of plotting to rig poll for APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over alleged plots by the National Commissioner in charge of Operations, Mrs. Amina Zakari and two directors of the commission to manipulate the system and rig the July 14, Ekiti governorship election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party said its investigation reveals that two INEC directors: Mr. Pascal Uwakwe, in charge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and one Mr. Abdulrasaq Agboola have been holding meetings with the APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Ondo state Governor…

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Fayose queries what Buhari did with 2016, 2017 budgets

.. Says; “blame game must stop” Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should be ashamed that he signed 2018 budget in June instead of blaming the National Assembly for performing its constitutional duties, asking “The previous budgets that he agreed with the National Assembly, what did he do with them? Where are the impacts of 2016 and 2017 budgets?” The governor, who described those presenting the President as the only one who is right and knowledgeable about national issues as his greatest enemies, said;…

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No tradeoff of restructuring with Buhari’s June 12 – CDNDC 

Notwithstanding the apologies tendered by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Abiola family over June 12, a pro-democracy group has said restructuring would remain the only basis for earning the support of the Southwest and other zones who have conceded to the idea. The group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC) has also described the certificate bearing the GCFR honour conferred on Late M.K.O. Abiola as “deceptive,” and an improper way of honouring the dead. The CDNDC in a statement by its Convener, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, also labeled as…

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