Nigeria’s former President and Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF), Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has said that peace and development can only be achieved in Africa when democracy is given a humanitarian face.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Jonathan stated this in Yenagoa Thursday when Dr Stephen Olali, the Chief Historian to the Bayelsa State Government, visited him at the Foundation’s headquarters to present his new book.
The book is entitled “16+34=50: The Life and Works of Stephen Temegha Olali (An Autobiographical Anthology)”.
Former Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has revealed how he voluntarily forfeited his official salaries totalling N114, 743,197.4 million for the eight years he was governor.
Aregbesola spoke during a lecture he delivered at the 65th Anniversary and Old Students’ Re-union of Manuwa Memorial Grammar School (MMGS), Iju-Odo, Ondo State, where he emphasised the importance of productivity in the life of a nation and at the level of individuals’ economy.
The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not bother to challenge his victory at the state election petition tribunal because he will win there too.
The governor made this known in a chat with reporters in Kano over the weekend.
Ganduje, the APC candidate garnered 1,033,695 votes to defeat PDP candidate, Alhaji Abba Kabir, who scored 1,024,713 votes after the March 23 gubernatorial supplementary election.
The campaign organization of Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, a former aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election, has absolved its principal of blame on legal issues the PDP candidate in the election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, is passing through. Adeleke Ogunbiyi came second in the PDP primary and went ahead to challenge how Adeleke emerged the party’s candidate. But following Tuesday’s judgment of a Bwari High Court which faulted Adeleke qualification to contest in the governorship election, tongues had been wagging in some quarters that Ogunbiyi was behind it. INEC looking into petitions against
”The Nigerian community lost two citizens to gruesome murders over the weekend.
”Mr Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo state, was stabbed to death at about 11:45 p.m. on April 6, 2019 in Johannesburg South.
”We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.
James Sowole in Akure
The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo State, Saturday affirmed the qualification and eligibility of Osun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, to hold office.
The court, presided over by Justice M A Damjuma, dismissed the appeal against the judgment of Osogbo High Court which had confirmed the eligibility of Adeleke to contest for the governorship of Osun State.
SCORECARD: In Remembrance Of The Aregbesola Years
Agriculture And Food Security Achievements A total of two hundred and sixty-one (261) farmers’ cooperative groups with a combined membership of four thousand, nine-hundred and fifteen (4,915) had been granted credit facilities to the tune of five hundred and thirty million, nine hundred and fifty-four thousand, one hundred and seventy six naira and thirty kobo…”
YUSUF APRIL 5, 2019 8:44 AM OP-ED
All Progressives Congress in Osun State has filed petitions challenging results of two House of Representatives and two House of Assembly seats before the state Election Petitions Tribunal.
They are Oriade/Obokun and Ede/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituencies, as well as Obokun and Ede North state constituencies.