…Denies APC engage in vote-buying …Ekiti people’s decision should be respected – Bagudu Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, hinted that his administration would probe the financial records of outgoing Governor Ayo Fayose when he assumes office. Fayemi, while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after meeting with President…
From: Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
A two term Commissioner in the administration of former Governor
Olusegun Mimiko in Ondo State, Mrs. Margaret Akinsuroju, on Thursday, defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) alongside over 3,000 people across the state.
Mrs. Akinsuroju, who served as the commissioner for Women Affairs,
announced her defection at a rally held at the APC secretariat in Ore,
headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
The former commissioner said her decision to join the ruling party was
borne out of her wide consultations and determination to contribute to
the transformation agenda of President Mohammad Buhari-led
She said the internal problems confronting the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) equally contributed to her defection, stressing that the
PDP failed Nigerians woefully while at the helm of affairs in the
She explained that her kinsmen were not happy with her being a
commissioner in the administration of former Governor Mimiko, saying her community, Igburowo, was neglected by previous administrations in the state.
Mrs. Akinsuroju, who is also a former member of the Ondo State
Hospitals Management Board, submitted that her defection to the APC
has brought an end to the party in the state.
Receiving the new members, the state chairman of the party, Mr. Ade
Adetimehin, represented by the state Commissioner for Culture and
Tourism, Alhaji Ismaila Olurimisi, assured the defectors of equal
treatment in the party.
Adetimehin also urged the new members to ensure that peace reign in
the party and do their best to ensure the development of the party at
both the local and state levels.
He said the several achievements recorded by the President Mohamadu Buhari-led Federal Government, in the last few years, are clear indications that APC is a progressive party.
The event was attended by several members of the party in the council area, chairmen of the party in the area as well as party Stewart’s among others.
— 20th July 2018
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Over 230 stranded Nigerians will, Friday, July 20, arrive Abuja from Russia. Recall that at the end of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, some Nigerians who were fans of the Super Eagles, were reported to have been stranded in Russia. The evacuation of the stranded Nigerians followed a directive from President…
— 20th July 2018
The Ekiti State Government has challenged the governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to begin his probe of the Ayodele Fayose-led government now instead of waiting till October 16 that he will be sworn in, saying; “it is obvious that he will be consumed in his vendetta mission and rather than grandstanding, Fayemi should first seek legitimacy…
— 20th July 2018
Paul Osuyi, Asaba Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Friday, expressed sadness over the death of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu. The governor also expressed sadness over the death of former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie, Sardaunan Katsina, Garkuwan Hausa. Okowa in separate condolence statements issued by…
— 20th July 2018
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Following the mass defection that has hit the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the states of the federation, members of the House of Representatives loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, have called on the president to ensure that aggrieved parties are reconciled ahead of 2019 elections. Mass defection of APC members had been…
Entertainment— 17th July 2018
Metro Model and mum Mara Martin walked the catwalk while breastfeeding her five-month-old daughter, Aria. Breastfeeding is a natural, normal part of life. It’s a shame that many women have been made to feel ashamed to do it in public – which is why it’s so refreshing to see breastfeeding being represented (and celebrated) on…
South-West Report— 11th July 2018
… As 192 Battalion officers clean up Ogun community Laide Raheem, Abeokuta In commemoration of the Nigerian Army Day celebration on July 6, men and officers of 192 Battalion (Rear), Owode-Yewa, recently embarked on a massive environmental sanitation exercise at Atan Junction, along Sango-Owode-Idi-Iroko Road in Ogun State. The soldiers, who were led by their…
Abuja Metro— 18th July 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Sometime in May 2015, six staff of Radio Nigeria had a brush with death on the Musa Yar’Adua Expressway, popularly called Airport Road, Abuja. The car conveying them home, after a stressful production hours, had rammed into another vehicle while the driver was receiving a telephone call. According to the most senior…
Oriental News— 15th July 2018
Peter Anosike The President of United Igbo Traders of Nigeria (UNITRAN), Chief Chris Eberego Ezeh, has given reasons why Enugu State is relatively peaceful. According to him, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has created a new phenomenon in governance that has engendered peace. Speaking in an interview with Sunday Sun, the Ukehe-Igbo Etiti, Enugu State-born business mogul…
Features— 20th July 2018
Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Hunger and starvation are imminent in Jalingo, Taraba State, and its surrounding communities. With cases of Fulani herdsmen sacking communities and maiming farmers, the only future that holds after the present tragedy is hunger. Experts estimate that tones of stored produce have been destroyed in the wake of the exploits of herdsmen…
Literary Review— 20th July 2018
The Joy of Professor Abednego, Jerry Alagbaoso; Kraft Books, Ibadan, 2018; pp 83 Henry Akubuiro A comedy play consciously exaggerates characteristics for humorous effects intent on x-raying human foibles and hubris. William Shakespeare’s oeuvre is replete with such comedy plays as Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like, Comedy of Errors, to mention…
Lifeline— 20th July 2018
He recalled that the state government had been doing its best to de-silt drainages in Onitsha to allow floodwater to flow into the River Niger. Cosmas Omegoh Some residents of Onitsha in Anambra State have been lamenting the recent drowning of four bankers in the area. The deceased were swept into the Obodoukwu drainage channel…
Education Review— 16th July 2018
Fred Ezeh, Abuja The Federal Government has confirmed that, barring any last minute change, it will host regional conference on education, in Abuja, later this year. The conference would afford all stakeholders the opportunity to showcase success story in the development of education in their respective countries. Government said a desk office had been raised…
TSWeekend— 20th July 2018
Tosin Ajirire For fuji icon, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal popularly known as K1 De Ultimate, President Muhammadu Buhari has exhibited uncommon courage in his fight against corruption. And for this reason, he’s supporting his re-election bid come 2019. READ ALSO: Fuji, Juju musicians, others storm Abeokuta to promote Yoruba traditional music The musician, who recently paid…
Opinion— 20th July 2018
“Genuine change agents are scared away from politics due to the ‘cashualisation’ of vote which ensures that people have no tomorrow.” Oludayo Tade The July 14 gubernatorial election conducted in Ekiti state which produced Dr Kayode Fayemi as the Governor-elect has affirmed the precarious state of affairs in Nigeria. The behavioural manifestations of political actors…
“Those who know the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos will testify that the road is now a highway to hell. From Oshodi to Mile 2 Oke (Up), there is a road, but it leads to nowhere.” Onuoha Ukeh When the popular rock and roll group, AC/DC, released one of its greatest tracks, Highway to Hell, the…
“Unfortunately, the Ekiti broadcasting station’s criminal rascality has thrown other stations in the country into jeopardy as, henceforth, such stations are, in the future, liable to be shut down for even the slightest indiscretion.” Duro Onabule By its reputation, the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State might go down in history as about the most…
“You dilly-dally endlessly. If you do that, you are likely to forget many important details that could make a difference to whatever you are doing.” Ladi Ayodeji If you are young person reading this piece, I implore you to develop a knack for details. It will serve you well in life. I first heard the…
“The almajiri menace is a consequence of a preponderance of a deep-seated Boko Haram ideology as typified in a culture of hostile animosity towards whatever is generally considered Western Judeo-Christian heritage in the Muslim North.” Majeed Dahiru The exclusive interview granted the Voice of America (VOA) by a woman simply identified as Falmata, may perhaps…
This week, I have decided to write a follow-up to last week’s article on Nelson Mandela. Yesterday, July 18, marked the centenary anniversary of Mandela; if he were alive today, he would have been 100 years old. It was a bitter-sweet moment for me as I celebrated an ideal that once was even as I…
“Minister Kemi certainly prefers the aberration that is Nigeria to the order and propriety that is Britain. That is why I insist that she has learnt nothing and imbibed nothing from Britain.” Amanze Obi The story out there has been that Nigeria’s finance minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge…
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“Some of the hidden wisdom of God is buried in the hidden but spiritually fertilized soil of nature culminating in the spiritual dimension of human physiology.” Prof. Nathan Uzorma Protus “My only son was involved in a high jump in their school inter-house sports and had an accident in the process. He broke his ankle…
If the Lord is against multiple-marriage, would He not have included men who have two or more wives and a woman married to a polygamist among those to be punished? Sina Adedipe Having last week treated the issue of God’s statement in Genesis 2:24 raised by Steve (080-6532-7244), I now shift attention to his anonymous anti-polygamy…
“A liar is a person who tells lies, who has previously told lies, or who tends by nature to tell a lie repeatedly — even when not necessary.” Charles Dickson A long time ago, at a small family reunion, I watched as a father narrated a movie to the kids. Unknown to him, the kids…