PDP grants Ondo deputy governor waiver to contest guber poll

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the application of the Ondo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Alfred Agboola Ajayi, requesting for the party’s waiver to enable him participate in the primary election of the party slated for July 22, 2020.
The approval is contained in a letter dated June 26, 2020, and received by the deputy governor on July 2, 2020.
The letter was signed by both the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and the National Secretary, Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri.

Ondo guber: APC rakes in N258m from sale of nomination forms

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has raked in N258.27 million from the purchase of expression of interest and nomination forms by 12 governorship aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket at the July 20th governorship primary.

Protesters storm court, demand an end to trial of ex-governor Aliyu, Nasko

By Ummi Ismaeel,

How Ondo commissioner died

Sketchy details have emerged on how Ondo Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, died.

Anambra 2021: Lecturers declare commitment to choosing best candidate

By Valentine Amanze

A non-partisan group called Academic Frontiers Initiative, has declared its readiness to fully participate in the electoral process of choosing the best candidate for the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.

The group, which was formed in 2018, is an umbrella body covering all the lecturers in tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education).

It also lamented the “distasteful state of governance currently being delivered in the state.”

Ajimobi’s burial: This wicked lie must stop – Makinde

The Oyo State government has strongly denied insinuations that it is responsible for the delay in burying the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who died on Thursday.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the insinuations amounted to a wicked lie.

Ajimobi laid to rest in private residence

The remains of Oyo State former Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, have been laid to rest.

He was buried at his Oluyole residence while hundred of associates, friends and supporters were waiting the body at the Senator Ishiaq Abiola Ajimobi Centra Mosque, Oke Ado.

A source to the family confirmed he had been interred.

The burial, which was only attended by only his wife, children as well as very close associates, held around 10am.

Edo lawmaker emerges Ize-Iyamu’s running mate in Edo

The lawmaker representing Etsako West Constituency 2 in the Edo State House of Assembly, Gani Audu, has emerged as the running mate to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Audu, a former chairman of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, was unveiled on Saturday.

PDP primary: Edo Assembly, council chairmen congratulate Obaseki, reaffirm support for governor’s re-election bid

By Valentine Amanze

Members of the Edo State House of Assembly and the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Edo State chapter, have congratulated the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) flagbearer in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, scheduled to hold on September 19, 2020.

Obasanjo calls for a new Nigeria, laments insecurity

By Valentine Amanze

Nigeria’s former
President, Chief Olusegun Obasnjo, has advocated for a new Nigeria based on the principles of democracy, equity, justice, mutual respect, egalitarianism, good governance, federal character, merit and competence.

He also said that there were Nigerians, who could make the proposal achievable.
His words: “There are Nigerians in all walks of life, from all ethnic groups, religious groups, cultural groups, political groups and across age and gender who will work genuinely and sincerely for the emergence of a new Nigeria.”