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Fayemi assents to eight bills as Ekiti fifth Assembly ends

Gov Fayemi of Ekiti State. By Gbenga Sodeinde, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday  signed eightbills into laws, saying his government will continue to demonstratestrong political will in the implementation of the existing laws inthe state. Fayemi spoke in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday while signing the  bills intolaws, marking the end of the legislative duties of the 5th EkitiAssembly. The bills are:  Ekiti State Development and Investment PromotionAgency Law 2019 , Ekiti State Administration of …

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Ihedioha gives Okorocha 24 hours to hand over

Gov Ihedioha of Imo State (left) and ex-Gov Okorocha. By our correspondentImo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has given his predecessor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, 24 hours to perform proper handover to him.The governor also ordered the Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries to handover all government documents in their possession to Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the Chief of Staff within 24 hours.He announced the ultimatum at the Government House, Owerri, while swearing in SSG, Uche Onyeaguocha and the…

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Olujimi denies deriding Fayose, Eleka over outcome of S’Court judgment

Senator Olujimi. By our correspondent in Ado Ekiti Senate Minority leader and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Biodun Olujimi has described a statement being circulated around that she mocked the former Governor, Ayo Fayose and his Deputy Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka over the Supreme Court verdict which went against them as mischievous conjecture, and figment of imagination of the writer. Olujimi who described the purported statement as embarrassing said: “Such statement can be easily affirmed as a…

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Ebony launches open government partnership

Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State.  Charles Onyekwe, AbakalikiGovernor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has restated his commitment to transparency and accountability in governance.He stated this during the inauguration of the 32-member Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership and the launch of the OGP Action Plan for 2018 – 2020.Speaking during the inauguration, the Deputy Governor, Barrister Eric Kelechi Igwe (Ph.D), who represented the Governor reiterated government’s commitment to the Open Government Partnership Programme and assured that the State…

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Buhari group endorses Lawan, Gbajabiamila for NASS leadership

President Buhari of Nigeria By our reporter A pro-Buhari’s group, Initiative for Demonstrating Change in Nigeria has called on all members-elect of the National Assembly to support the decision of the ruling All Progressives Congress to elect Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as Senate President and Speaker of the House Representatives of the National Assembly respectively.Speaking to newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, the National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Chinedu Ogah noted that the contributions of…

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Nigeria’s 2019 elections:God has taken control, say Christian clerics

Dr. Chris Okafor, of the Liberation Ministry, Lagos (left) and Senior Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin of Christ Mercy Land Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta State during the prayer session in Lagos, Sunday, February 10, 2019. Three Christian clerics, Senior Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin of the Christ Mercy Land Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta State, Dr. Chris Okafor of the Liberation Ministry, Lagos and Apostle John Suleiman of the Omega Fire Ministry, Auchi, Edo State, have jointly intervened and canceled all the…

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2019: Ekiti South PDP leaders ask supporters to vote for Senator Olujimi, others

  Senator Abiodun Olujimi. By  Gbenga Sodeinde, Ado Ekiti The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Ekiti South Senatorial District on Friday rejected the directive allegedly handed down by the former Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose not to vote for the Senate Minority leader, Chief Biodun Olujimi in the February 16 election. The chairmen who met in Ikere Local Government vowed to deliver the six local governments which form the senatorial district to Olujimi and the Presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji…

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2019: PDP accuses Buhari of bringing in foreign nationals to influence polls

Presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar. Charles Onyekwere, AbakalikiThe Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of allegedly importing foreign nationals into the country to influence the elections. National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus stated this at the Pa Oruta Ngele Township Stadium, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, venue of the party’s presidential campaign flag-off in Ebonyi State.He called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to disqualify the presidential candidate of the  APC and…

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Saraki receives tumultuous welcome in Offa PDP campaign rally, Monarch joins fray

Kwara State governor, AbdulFattah Ahmed (left) and the Senate President and the DG of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Dr. Bukola Saraki in a chat. Senate President and national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki was given a tumultuous reception yesterday by residents of Offa, where he led members of his party to a campaign rally in the local government. Excited by the turn out, the traditional ruler of the community, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi, asked his…

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5,000 APC members dump party, join PDP in Ebonyi

By Charles Onyekwere, AbakalikiOver Five thousand members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State Friday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party as Governor David Umahi kicked-off his re-election campaigns.  The defectors also donated a brand new Sienna bus to Governor David Umahi in support of his second term campaign across the 13 Area councils of the state.The state Deputy Governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, announced the decision of the decampees during the flag-off…

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