President Muhammadu Buhari this morning said he was aware that the ultimate goals of Boko Haram were to destroy Nigeria’s democracy and deny children their right to education, vowing to stop them from achieving such evil goals and objectives.
The president who made the pledge in a nationwide broadcast in commemoration of the 58th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence today, also vowed to remain committed to ending insurgency in the North-east.
Barely one week after Former Enugu North Senatorial Aspirant, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Chinedu Eya, pledged to sell off his Lagos property worth over N53 million to purchase nomination and expression of interest forms for the embattled governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, if the governor will contest the 2019 elections on the PDP platform, Chief Eya has said that over 30 million Lagosians were willing to shock the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his co-travellers, in the event of the governor contesting under any other political platform. The PDP chieftain who explained that the governor can also participate in his party’s primary amidst Tinubu’s horse-trading and political gimmicks to oust the him in the contest, while assuring him that even if he chooses to fly any other political party’s flag for his re-
The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which came second in the just-concluded governorship election in Osun, as the most successful in the election.
The revered traditional ruler, who spoke at the Olofa festival on Sunday, said that the party surpassed the expectations of many people with its performance in the polls.
Recall that the Ooni had refused to vote in the election, saying that all the contestants were his subjects and voting would appear like taking sides.
Tinubu has accused Ambode, whom he supported in 2015, of alienating those who contributed so much to the development of Lagos state.
A former governor of Lagos State and national leader of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu Sunday said he refused to back the current governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term because he deviated from the master plan created for the development of the state.
Tinubu also accused Ambode, whom he supported in 2015, of alienating those who ”contributed so much to our development”.
“Whenever a government departed from this plan without [a] compelling reason, the state and its people have borne the painful consequence of the improper departure,” Tinubu said.
Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, former governor of Oyo state and gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday withdrew from the primaries of the political party that will be held in Ibadan on Sunday, asking his supporters to stay away from the congress.
Alao-Akala also called on APC’s national leadership and President Mohammadu Buhari to come to the aid of the Oyo State chapter of the ruling party, which he said was on the brink of collapse due to the high-handedness and imposition of candidate on delegates who will vote at the primaries by Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
In a statement signed by Jeremiah Akande, Head, New Media and Public Affairs of the Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation, the former governor alleged that Governor Ajimobi had perfected plans to impose one Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe on delegates, as he has sent his foot soldiers around to coerce and intimidate delegates to vote for the said Tegbe.
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