Okorocha relieves Uche Nwosu, 12 other cabinet members of duties

Imo State Governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha, has relieved Uche Nwosu, the chief of staff, Government House, and 12 other political appointees of their duties.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo,
the affected appointees were to pursue their political ambition in the forthcoming general elections.
The affected appointees are:
1. Sir George Eche - Secretary to the Government of Imo State.
2. Chief Uche Nwosu - Chief of Staff, Government House.

Fayose to EFCC: I will make myself available on October 16

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he will make himself available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after handing over to Kayode Fayemi, Governor-elect.

Fayose, in a letter dated September 10 and addressed to the chairman of the commission, said several actions of the anti-graft agency suggest “the commission’s desire to have me clarify some issues or answer some questions”.

Lamido to Atiku: I’m your senior in politics

Jigawa State former governor, Sule Lamido, has disagreed with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, stating that he is older than him in politics.

  Atiku and Lamido are among 12 presidential aspirants seeking to fly the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s presidential election.

  Two weeks ago, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, met with all the aspirants and advised them to talk to each other to prune down the number.

Edwin Clark’s wife joins Ogun senatorial race

Dr Abisola Sodipo-Clark, wife of the prominent Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has declared her intention to contest for Ogun Central senatorial seat on the platform of African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Sodipo-Clark, who was former commissioner for health in the state, submitted her letter of intent and curriculum vitae at the ADC state secretariat in Abeokuta.

She ran for the same position as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in 2015 general elections.

Buhari does not have political will to secure Nigeria, says Moghalu

The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the political will to secure the nation.

Moghalu said this on Monday during an interview on Channels Television programme, Politics Today.

He, however, boasted that he has “the political will to secure Nigeria,” claiming that “President Muhammadu Buhari does not have the political will to secure this nation.”

Breaking: Buhari receives APC Presidential forms

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the All Progressives Congress (APC) expression of interest and nomination forms.

The forms were presented to him on Tuesday by members of a group called National Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) at the presidential villa.

President Buhari while receiving the form spoke concerning the achievements of his administration.

He also took a swipe at those whom he said put personal interest above national interest and because of this have exited the party leaving patriotic party members to continue the struggle.

Vote-buying: INEC to ban use of mobile phones

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will ban the use of mobile phones at voting centres to check the incidences of vote buying.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this yesterday when he received the acting Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Musa Abubakar, said this was based on reports that sometimes voters take picture of the vote cast and later send to those who would buy the votes.

Protest in Osun over Tinubu’s comment

.Osun doesn’t have my kind of money, says Tinubu

What I am contesting for, by Obi

By Valentine Amanze

Ekiti not owing N117b - govt

 .Says Fayemi making excuses for impending failure

The Ekiti State Government has said that the administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose did not commit the state to any financial institution in form of bonds and commercial loans.

  It clarified: “No loan can be granted without the approval of the Debt Management Office (DMO) and the Federal Ministry of Finance and these two offices should publish details of any loan taken by the Fayose administration, including the banks that granted such loans.”