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Kingsley Kuku

Policemen search home of Kingsley Kuku, ex-Jonathan aide

Armed police officers on Thursday stormed the residence of a former adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta affairs, Kingsley Kuku, in Arogbo, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The gun wielding police officers, about 20, shot continuously into the air to scare members of the small community…

Gratuity: Oyo disburses N200 million to 201 retirees

The Oyo State Government on Thursday released N200.9 million as payment of the gratuity to 201 civil servants who retired in 2011 and 2012. The Head of Service, Olawumi Ogunesan, gave out the cheques on behalf of the state government at the Old Ministry of Establishment and Training, Secretariat, Ibadan.…

Ekiti house of assembly

UPDATED: Ekiti deputy speaker, chief whip, impeached

The Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Segun Adewunmi, has been removed from office. Members of the house who took the decision at plenary on Thursday also removed the Chief Whip, Akinniyi Sunday. Mr Adewumi’s impeachment did not come as a surprise to many, as he had…

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

JOHESU frustrating us, locking up critical facilities at hospital — Osun NMA

The Osun State branch of the Nigeria Medial Association (NMA), has said that the striking members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Osun State have resorted to locking up critical facilities in the hospital in order to frustrate doctors…

Ondo House of Assembly [Photo: ondostatemoi.gov.ng]

Ondo assembly deputy speaker removed

The Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Ogundeji Iroju, has been removed from office. He was accused of ''working against the Speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun." The allegations were contained in an impeachment notice signed by 18 out of the 26 lawmakers and which was moved…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjovisits Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti.

UPDATED: 2019: Obasanjo in closed-door meeting with Afenifere

Nigeria's former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday made a surprise visit to the Akure home of the leader of Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, where he held a meeting with leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group. The meeting was held behind closed doors and had other Afenifere leaders such as the group’s…

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari,and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (middle) and other party leaders, pose for snapshot after a meeting with APC governors.

Nigeria’s ruling APC in crises; factional congresses held across states

Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, held its state congress in several states on Saturday. The congresses were to elect new leaders for the party in Nigeria’s 36 states and Abuja. The congresses at several states, however, show a party that is unable to resolve its differences as parallel congresses were held…

APC Secretariat

Journalists, APC leaders injured as violence erupts at parallel Ondo congress

Political thugs suspected to be loyal to the Ondo state government on Saturday stormed the BTO Hall, Akure, venue of the state congress of a faction of the All Progressives Congress in the state, disrupting the exercise and inflicting injuries on participants. Although the attack was targeted at the factional…

Secondus

Rigging Ekiti governorship election, recipe for crisis, PDP warns

The Peoples Democratic Party has said it will resist vehemently any attempt by the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission to rig the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State. It has also warned that a rigging attempt on the election would spell serious crisis that…

Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Ekiti 2018: Crisis brews in ADC

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ekiti State is heading for a major crisis, as its candidate, Ayodele Adesua, has vowed to resist any attempt by the national leaders of the party to withdraw the party’s participation in the coming governorship election. Mr Adesua has also vowed not to step…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

FUOYE shut over students’ unrest

Fearing further breakdown of order on campus, the management of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, has closed down the institution indefinitely. A statement by the Acting Registrar of the school, Oyeyimika Koyejo-Fasakin, said the school would remain closed until there was assurance of tranquillity. Mrs Fasakin said the management took…

Bode Olowoporoku

Ekiti 2018: Olowoporoku picks NDCP governorship ticket

A former senator, Bode Olowoporoku, has emerged the candidate of the Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP) for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State. Mr Olowoporoku, who was Minister of Science and Technology in the Second Republic, defeated Kunle Oluwalana, at the primary election of the party conducted in…

Ekiti 2018: ANRP picks church leader as candidate

The Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) has picked the General Overseer of the House of Faith Christian Centre, Tunde Afe, as its flag bearer for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State. Mr Afe polled 93 votes to defeat his rival, Kazeem Sanusi, who got seven votes in the…

Kayode Fayemi casting his vote at the Ekiti APC Governorship primaries

Ekiti 2018: APC begs losing aspirants to back Fayemi

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has appealed to the 32 aspirants who contested Saturday’s governorship primaries and lost to unite and defeat the Peoples Democratic Party at the coming governorship polls. A statement by the party, issued by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, on Sunday noted…

Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo LG Poll: Low turnout, warning for APC – Group

The Unity Forum of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Oyo State has warned that the poor turnout of voters in Saturday’s local government election across the state is a warning to the party ahead of the 2019 general election. The forum said in a statement on Saturday that the outcome…

Kayode Fayemi casting his vote at the Ekiti APC Governorship primaries

UPDATED: Fayemi picks APC governorship ticket

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has picked the ticket of the All Progressives Congress for the Ekiti State governorship election slated for July 14, 2018. He polled a total of 941 votes to beat his closest rival and former governor, Segun Oni, who polled 481 votes.…

Election, voters

APC congress: Parallel congresses hold in Ondo

It was confusion in Ondo State on Saturday as parallel congresses held across the state with each emerging executive claiming to be authentic. Different factions of the party conducted their congresses and submitted list of winners, creating a scenario of conflict within the party in the state. The parallel congresses…

Social Democratic Party, SDP, logo

Ekiti 2018: SDP picks Akinloye Ayegbusi as candidate

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti State on Friday announced Akinloye Ayegbusi as its flag bearer for the July 14 governorship election in the state. He was chosen in an election conducted at the 177 wards across the state through Option A4 in a primary contested by three aspirants,…

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Ekiti APC Primaries: Al-Makura issues strict guidelines, bans branded attires

The Chairman of the Committee on the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress’ governorship primaries, Tanko Al-Makura, has issued guidelines for the rescheduled primaries slated for Saturday at the Damlek Event Centre in Ado Ekiti. He told journalists in Ado Ekiti on Friday that the measures were to forestall a repeat…

Kayode Fayemi casting his vote at the Ekiti APC Governorship primaries

Fayemi commends peaceful conduct of PDP primaries

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development and governorship aspirant, Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Kolapo Olusola, on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer for the July 14 governorship election. Mr Fayemi, in a statement by his Media Office on Wednesday, said…

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

JOHESU Strike: Ondo doctors pledge to work 24 hours

The Nigerian Medical Association in Ondo State has called on the authorities to provide adequate security at the state’s health facilities to enable members of the association perform its duties to patients as the states join the national strike of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU). The national body of…

Gov. Ayo Fayose and Dr Kolapo Olusola [Photo: Kolapo Olusola Campaign Facebook Page]

UPDATED: Ekiti 2018: Fayose floors Adeyeye as deputy picks PDP ticket

The much expected governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party came to an end on a peaceful note on Tuesday with the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola, emerging the candidate of the party. He defeated his closest rival and former minister of works, Dayo Adeyeye, after scoring 1,190…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye

Ekiti 2018: Fayose, Adeyeye test popularity in today’s crucial PDP primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State will on Tuesday pick its candidate for the July 14 governorship election in an exercise that would be closely watched. It is expected to be a straight fight between the deputy governor, Kolapo Olusola, the “chosen one” of Governor Ayo Fayose, and…

President Muhammadu Buhari (M) flanked by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Naional Chairman Chef John Odigie Oyegun during the Party' 4th National Caucus Meeting held Monday night at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. FEB 26 2018

Ekiti APC primaries: 22 aspirants write Buhari, Tinubu, accuse NWC of bias

Not less than 22 All Progressives Congress’ governorship aspirants have signed a petitioned to the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, as well as leaders of the party, stating fresh conditions for a repeat of the primaries. The petition addressed to the NWC, was also copied to President Muhammadu…

Chieftain of the APC, Segun Oni

Ekiti APC Primaries: Buhari’s adviser, ex-governor, 25 others demand disbandment of Al-Makura committee

No fewer than 27 of the 33 aspirants that participated in the marred governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State have called for disbandment of the organising committee led by Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura. They also called for the cancellation of the votes cast by four…