Deputy Editor, LEON USIGBE, in this piece, itemises the posers that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) threw at President Muhammadu Buhari over his perceived reluctance to act on corruption cases involving members of his party and government. THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, at every opportunity, tagged President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption as a ploy to muzzle the opposition. The party has been consistent with the message since losing election in 2015 when it had seen many of its officials in the previous dispensation arrested, detained and prosecuted by the nation’s anti-graft agencies for unbridled acts of corruption. The main opposition party says the present administration is only intent on harassing opposition in a bid to intimidate and demoralise it and pave way for a one-party rule. Were it not so, it believes, the government would have been even handed in tackling all cases of alleged corruption.
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has appointed 59-year old Earl Osaro Onaiwu as Liaison Officer to the Senate President on State Matters.
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The Federal Government has stated that it is not in anyway involved in the call for the resignation or impeachment of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, because “it is purely party affair’’. AlhajI Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, stated this on Tuesday while addressing reporters during an advocacy visit to Blueprint newspapers.
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Civil Servants in the State of Osun have commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola for the benefits and developmental infrastructures invested in them and the state at large.
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Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led administration in Oyo State has once again issued a 3-day demolition notice of the multi-million naira Music House complex housing the popular Fresh 105.9 FM, Ibadan owned by popular musician, Dr Yinka Ayefele for an alleged contravention of the State Physical Planning and Urban Development law. The notice issued by a Task Force from the Governor’s Office dated Monday, August 13, 2018, and was signed by an anonymous chairman was served on the management of the Music House with a three-day demolition notice.
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14-year-old Ethan Sonneborn is running for governor’s seat in Vermont, US taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the bucolic northeastern state that imposes no age limit on running for governor. Candidates only have to have lived in Vermont for at least four years, and Sonneborn has lived in Vermont for 14-years.
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Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and other La Liga stars will soon be beamed for free to viewers in the Indian subcontinent as part of a landmark deal with Facebook to broadcast matches, the Spanish top flight division said Tuesday. All 380 football matches of the new 2018-2019 La Liga season, which begins Friday, will be available to watch on the social media network in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, La Liga said in a statement.
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The All Progressives Congress has raised the alarm over what it alleged was an open declaration by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to rig the Osun governorship election. In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja on Wednesday, the APC said the PDP exposed its plans in a statement it issued on Tuesday.
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