The United State in collaboration with the United Kingdom and Other world bodies have promised to help eradicate the worrisome scourge of modern slavery, with a vow to protect up to 800,000 people in fragile and conflict-affected parts of Africa. These countries have pledged to provide families with alternative livelihood opportunities and protecting children from exploitation. The Senior Communications Officer, Press & Public Affairs, British High Commission, Tinuoluwa Adelegan said in a statement to newsmen that the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia are committed to eradicating modern slavery from global supply chains”. The statement has it that the UK will continue to lead the fight against modern slavery as the UN General Assembly (UNGA), galvanising international action to stamp out this vicious scourge and launching a range of projects to tackle child slavery across Africa and Asia. According to the statement, “International
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s dream of securing a second term ticket on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have been finally dashed.
Yesterday, one of the aspirants, Dr Femi Hamzat, who is from the Justice Forum, one of the prominent tendencies that influence the direction of things within the party in Lagos, withdrew from the race and endorsed Ambode’s main challenger, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is from the Mandate Group, another influential group within the Lagos APC.With the coming together of the two main groups, Ambode’s chances became slimmer as at press time yesterday.
This is even as his woes were also compounded after 36 out of the 40 members of the state House of Assembly yesterday rejected his candidature and endorsed Sanwo-Olu.
Born on September 15, 1957, Omisore is the grandson of the late Olufewara, Kabiyesi Oba Titus Adetoba of the Oseganderuku ruling house in Ifewara.“Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law except its own appetite.”
When in the build-up to the Osun State gubernatorial supplementary election Senator Iyiola Omisore suddenly became a beautiful bride, the American 19th Century humourist, Josh Billings’ quote became apt in describing the decision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to seek a working alliance with a man they had on several occasions labeled a ‘murderer,’ all in the quest of the party to retain power in Osun State.Senator Omisore’s ambition to govern Osun is as old as the history of the state. It started in 1996. The state was created in 1991. In 1999, but for the intervention of Afenifere leaders, he would have picked the ticket
The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAM, Is-haq Oloyede, has revealed how the examination body was able to return a whopping N7.8billion to the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria in less than one year.
…Aisha Alhassan Resigns As Minister, Dumps APC for UDP
Senator Aisha Alhassan, yesterday, dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the United Democratic Party, UDP, over what she termed as unjust treatment by the leadership of APC which, she claimed, denied her clearance for the party’s governorship primary
Alhassan, who addressed a press conference at her residence in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, after registering as a member of the UDP and picked the expression of interest and nomination forms of the party to contest as governor of Taraba in 2019, said she had resigned her appointment as Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development. The Minister stated that APC had become inconsequential in Taraba after she moved with all executives of the party from the 169 wards of the state to UDP.
Deji Adeyanju, a former director of New Media of the Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is covertly working for the ruling All Progressives Congress ahead of 2019.
Referring to Governor Nyesom Wike as an APC mole in the PDP, Mr Adeyanju fixed his own puzzle via his Twitter account as seen below:
The missions of the US, UK and EU have given their take on the conduct of the Osun governorship rerun election.
Observers from the missions who were on the ground to monitor the electoral process said they witnessed “incidents of interference and intimidation of voters”.
John Bray, US consul general, told journalists in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, that the missions were concerned about the reports.
The outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has finally reacted to the recently concluded Osun governorship election and its rerun which was largely condemned by local and International observers.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the original Guber poll inconclusive, stating that the margin of votes between the two leading parties was smaller than the number of cancelled votes.