Soyinka calls for state of emergency

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka Soyinka, has called for declaration of state of emergency due to the security challenges in the South West Zone. Soyinka made the call on Thursday in Akure on the sidelines of the D.O Fagunwa Study Group International Conference held to celebrate his 85th birthday. The conference had as theme: ” Wole Soyinka,DO Fagunwa and the Yoruba Artistic Heritage.” The literary giant said that the most appropriate measure to take in view of the insecurity that had pervaded the whole of the South West was to…

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President Ramaphosa to attend SADC Summit

(Pretoria) – President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to attend the 39th Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government in Tanzania next week. “The SADC Summit is also expected to deliberate on wide-ranging issues, including implementation of the region’s operational plans and priority programmes such as industrialisation, trade, infrastructure development, establishment of a regional parliament, and consolidation of peace and security in the region,” Cabinet said on Thursday. The two-day meeting will get underway on Saturday. During the summit, Tanzanian President John Magufuli will take…

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Ogun APC commends Adegbite for performance

(Samuel Odebowale, Abeokuta) – Ogun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the State’s Ministerial Nominee, Architect AbdulHakeen Olamilekan ADEGBITE. In a statement issued by the Party’s Chairman, Chief Derin Adebiyi, APC expressed boundless joy over Adegbite’s successful screening and approval at the Senate, Nigeria’s upper Legislative Chamber. He described Adegbite as “a good ambassador of the State who demonstrated tact, respect, intelligence and uncommon composure throughout the screening”; and expressed confidence in his choice as a Minister of the Federal Republic. Chief Adebiyi noted “Architect Adegbite’s sterling…

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Oshiomhole attacked in Benin

The crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly may have crept into the new legislative arm of government as thugs alleged to be supporting the state governor attacked Mr Seidu Oshiomhole, younger brother of the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, in Benin. The thugs attacked Oshiomhole  on Tuesday alongside 14 other lawmakers-elect in the state. The lawmakers were reportedly holding a meeting at an undisclosed location when they were attacked by thugs allegedly hired by the state government. According to reports, the meeting was…

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2019 General Elections an improvement from 2015 – EU

European Union Election Observation Mission ( EU EOM)The European Union Election Observation Mission in Nigeria, 2019, has stated that Nigeria has made significant improvements from previous elections in the country. The EU Election Observation Mission led by Marie Arena, its Chief Observer, while presenting its final report with recommendations for electoral reform at Transcorp Hilton on Saturday, and reacting to questions from journalists, highlighted that lots of recommendations the Observation Mission had made in 2015 had been addressed by the current administration in the 2019 elections. The European Union Election…

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Governor-Elect Dapo Abiodun Announces Inauguration Committee

Ogun State Governor-Elect, His Excellency (Prince) Dapo Abiodun, has announced the appointment of members of the Committee that will oversee various aspects of his inauguration on 29th May, 2019. In a statement released today in Abeokuta, Dapo Abiodun’s spokesperson, Remmy Hazzan noted the Committee includes the Deputy Governor-Elect,  Engr (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele as the Chairperson of the Committee. Various sub-committees have been put in place to oversee related subject matters connected to the inauguration programme. The Governor-elect enjoins all Committee members liaise with their various sub-committee chairmen with regards to…

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