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FUTO Gets New Female Vice Chancellor
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FUTO Gets New Female Vice Chancellor

Prof Nnenna Oti has been elected as the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) by the Governing Council of the institution. Prof. Oti who was the deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic before her new appointment, will be succeeding outgoing vice chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze. The Univeristy's new Vice Chancellor who is from Ebonyi state, emerged victorious with 75.5 points to beat six other candidates. Her closest rival was Prof. Ikechukwu Dozie who scored 69.7 points.
You’re Not Elected To Complain Of Ex-leaders, CAN Tells Buhari
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You’re Not Elected To Complain Of Ex-leaders, CAN Tells Buhari

THE Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday berated the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), describing him as incompetent. The CAN also described the current administration as being religiously biased. The President of the association, Samson Ayokunle, said this in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital while speaking at the Holy Convocation organised by the Victory Life Bible Church. Ayokunle, who spoke on the theme of the convocation, ‘The state of the nation: The way forward’, argued that the insecurity and other vices being witnessed in the country were as a result of negligence on the part of the Buhari administration. Ayokunle, who also worried about the spate of insecurity and criminality in the country, lamented that criminals were being more professional t...
AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6. A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by CAFS’s recently elected president Patrice Motsepe, also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six groups will be held on June 25. A total of 23 teams have confirmed their places at the continental showpiece. They are Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The one spot left will be contested between Benin Republic and Sierra Leone. The match between the two countries in F...
Two Nigerian-Americans Elected To US National Engineering Academy
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Two Nigerian-Americans Elected To US National Engineering Academy

Two Nigerian-Americans, Oyekunle Olukotun and Oluwole Soboyejo, have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering of the United States America. Olukotun and Soboyejo were among the 104 US members and 24 international members elected into the academy this month, according to a statement by the NAE. The new members bring the academy’s total US membership to 2,353 and the number of international members to 299. The academy honours with its membership those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or dev...
DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC
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DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the Special Adviser on Media to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services' operatives. This comes hours after he called on the President Buhari-led government to either deal with bandits in the country or resign. While reacting to the abduction of 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday, February 28, Salihu had tweeted; "Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives & properties. Not a single day goes by without some insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.'' Hours af...
Laporta Announces Names to Join him at Barcelona if he Wins Elections
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Laporta Announces Names to Join him at Barcelona if he Wins Elections

  Barcelona presidential candidate, Joan Laporta, has officially announced the individuals he will work with should he win the elections. Laporta, a former President of the club, along with vice presidential candidate, Rafael Yuste, revealed the two key additions to their project in a press conference on Thursday evening. Former goalkeeper of the club, Victor Valdes, was one of the names the sports chiefs have chosen to work with. The other is Mateu Alemany. Valdes is currently working as the coach of the youth team but will now have to return to the club if Laporta is elected. Yuste said that Alemany will be a great addition to the club due to his vast knowledge of the game. “Alemany has enormous knowledge of football at all levels. We will be happy to have him ...
Twitter Confirms Trump’s Ban Will Remain Forever Even if he Runs Again in 2024
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Twitter Confirms Trump’s Ban Will Remain Forever Even if he Runs Again in 2024

Former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban will remain forever, even if he runs for president again in 2024, a top company official said on Wednesday February 10. During an interview on CNBC’s "Squawk Box," Twitter’s chief financial officer, Ned Segal, was asked if the platform would restore Trump’s account if he ran again and was elected president. In his reply, Segal said the ban is permanent, even if he ever becomes president again. “The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform whether you're a commentator, you're a CFO or you are a former or current public official,” Segal said. “Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we would have to remove them fr...
Republican lawmaker, Ron Wright dies from Coronavirus
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Republican lawmaker, Ron Wright dies from Coronavirus

Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas has died at the age of 67, weeks after contracting COVID-19. The lawmaker took office in 2019 and announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on January 21. Wright who is the first sitting member of Congress to die from the virus, had undergone treatment for lung cancer after it was diagnosed in 2018. Wright’s office said; “As friends, family, and many of his constituents will know, Ron maintained his quick wit and optimism until the very end. “Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer fatherly advice.” While Wright is the first sitting member of Congress to die after contracting Coronavirus, Luke Letlow, a Louisiana R...
AU Needs to  be Reformed to Stay Relevant – Buhari
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AU Needs to be Reformed to Stay Relevant – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the reformation of the structures and operations of the African Union. The President who spoke during a virtual intervention at the ongoing two-day 34th Summit of the AU, also congratulated elected members of the African Union Commission, 2021, which include the Chairman, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chad, and Deputy Chairman, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Rwanda. According to President Buhari, AU would become stale except it becomes more result oriented. A statement released by Buhari's media aide, Garba Shehu read; President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a comprehensive reform of the structures and operations of the African Union, to make it more functional in meeting targets, warning that the organization would become stale, except it become...
Recession: Buhari To Spend Highest Amount On Presidential Villa Since Elected
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Recession: Buhari To Spend Highest Amount On Presidential Villa Since Elected

Nigeria’s economy may be in a recession and the country may not have enough money to fund its 2021 budget but this has not deterred the Muhammadu Buhari administration from allocating its highest amount ever to the State House including the ‘presidential wing’ of a hospital the president seldom uses. President Muhammadu Buhari will spend N17.3 billion this year to run the State House, Nigeria’s seat of power, details of the assented 2021 budget have shown. About N3.4 billion of this approved expenditure will be spent on feeding and travel expenses for the offices of the president and the vice president. The former gets about N2.6 billion and the latter, about N873 million. The N17.3 billion is the highest amount budgeted for running of the nation’s headquarters since Mr Buhari...
Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19
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Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19

Former French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who became a champion of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19.   Giscard, who served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems and was released only to return back to the hospital in mid-November.   He died at his family home nearby after suffering from complications linked to the virus, according to a statement issued by the foundation he had set up and chaired.   “His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid-19,” his family said in a statement to AFP.   The Foundation Valéry Giscard d’Estaing tweeted: “In accordance with his wishes, his funeral will ta...
“I Will Build 21 University Statelite Campuses In 21 LGA If Elected” – Dr Maduka
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“I Will Build 21 University Statelite Campuses In 21 LGA If Elected” – Dr Maduka

Days ago in Anambra state, Dr. Godwin Maduka, a Medical Doctor and Founder of Las Vegas Pain Institute in Las Vegas, USA announced his mission and vision for youths, with emphasis on massive support for education, through building satellite campuses for higher Institutions across all the 21 LGAs in Anambra State. He made the statement during the recently held Anambra Youths Fiesta/Summit at Umuchukwu, in Anambra state. The youth Fiesta/Summit was organised by Godwin Maduka Foundation to reconcile youths and leadership, thereby seeking immediate response to the agitations of youths and the recent EndSARS protest in the state and across Nigeria. According to our Reporter, the occasion was quite entertaining, as it recorded several performances, noble appearances and presentations by p...
Adamu Garba Reacts To Dead Lawmaker Being Elected In US Election
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Adamu Garba Reacts To Dead Lawmaker Being Elected In US Election

Former Presidential candidate under the All Progressives Congress, APC in the 2019 general elections, Adamu Garba has reacted to tweet by @BNONews concerning a dead lawmaker David Andahl who has been elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives. @BNONews tweeted: Republican David Andahl, who died from COVID-19 in October, has been elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives Mr. Adamu Garba reacted as he tweeted: United States of America, #Election2020 rigging machines all over. The most adulterated election in US history. We might need to rent them our able INEC Chairman Prof. Yakubu Mohammed.  
US Election: Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones have made history, becomes the first openly gay black men elected to the US Congress
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US Election: Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones have made history, becomes the first openly gay black men elected to the US Congress

Democratic candidates, Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones have made history by becoming the first openly gay Black men elected to the United States Congress. Both New Yorkers were elected on Tuesday, November 4th, and will enter the House in January 2021. Ritchie Torres, 32, who identifies as Afro-Latino, won the House seat representing New York’s 15th congressional district on Tuesday. While Mondaire Jones, 33, also won his race for the seat representing the 17th congressional district encompassing Westchester and Rockland County, north of New York City. Mr. Torres is also the first openly gay elected official on the New York City Council. He won the seat when he was 25 years old. 'Tonight, a new era begins for the South Bronx,' Torres said in a statement to CBS. 'It is ...
Nigerian Man, Oye Owolewa Elected Into US Congress, To Represent Washington D.C.
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Nigerian Man, Oye Owolewa Elected Into US Congress, To Represent Washington D.C.

The first Nigerian-American, Mr Oye Owolewa to be elected to the United States Congress emerged early on Wednesday morning as a Democrat to represent Washington D.C. [BREAKING] The first ��Nigerian-American to be elected to the ��US Congress emerged early on Wednesday morning with @followKWSG State born, Mr Oye Owolewa (@AdeoyeOwolewa) being elected as a Democrat to represent Washington D.C. � CONGRATS ����� @nidcom_gov @abikedabiri      
Lawmakers stage a walkout after convicted murderer on death row is sworn in by Sri Lankan Parliament
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Lawmakers stage a walkout after convicted murderer on death row is sworn in by Sri Lankan Parliament

Lawmakers from the United People's Force, the largest opposition grouping in Sri Lanka's Parliament, staged a walkout on Wednesday, September 9, when Premlal Jayasekera, a convicted murderer on death row was sworn in by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena as member of Parliament for Ratnapura District, a gem mining center, southeast of the capital Colombo.     Jayasekera was sworn in as a Sri Lankan lawmaker, after a court ruled that he could not be barred from the country's 225-member Parliament. On Tuesday September 8, Jayasekera was escorted to Parliament by armed prison officials, where he took the oath of office and formally became an elected lawmaker.   Even though, Sri Lanka has not carried out an execut...
Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Elected As New ECOWAS Chairman
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Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Elected As New ECOWAS Chairman

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, Republic of Niger. During the summit, President Buhari called on African leaders to stop elongating their tenure in office, saying it was becoming a source of trouble. Congratulations to my dear husband @NAkufoAddo for being elected as the new chair of ECOWAS.
Professor Folashade Ogunsola Elected As UNILAG Acting VC
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Professor Folashade Ogunsola Elected As UNILAG Acting VC

The Senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has elected the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Folasade Ogunsola, as the institution’s acting vice-chancellor. She is the first female to be so appointed in the history of the 58-year-old ivory institution. Mrs Ogunsola, a professor of medical microbiology and first child of Nigeria’s first professor of Geography, Akin Mabogunje, was also the first female provost of the university’s college of medicine, Idi-Araba. She defeated her opponent and a deputy vice-chancellor in charge of management services, Ben Oghojafor, with a wide margin. She scored 135 votes as against Oghojafor’s 31 among the senate members. A total of 167 professors were accredited for voting while one vote was voided, PREMIU...
Senator Adebayo Osinowo is Dead (aged 64)
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Senator Adebayo Osinowo is Dead (aged 64)

Senator Adebayo Osinowo who represents the Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate, has died. Late Senator Osinowo who was fondly referred to as Pepperito, died today June 15 at First Cardiologist Hospital, Lagos. The cause of his death is not yet known. Born November 28, 1955, late Senator Osinowo studied Building Technology at the lnstituto per Geometri, Rome, Italy. He obtained his master's degree at Urbaniana University, Rome, Italy, where he specialized in Building Technology. On February 23, 2019, he was elected the Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District at the National Assembly. He was subsequently appointed as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Kaduna Assembly Impeaches the Deputy Speaker after Four Months in Office
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Kaduna Assembly Impeaches the Deputy Speaker after Four Months in Office

Mukhtar Isa Hazo, deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly, has been impeached. Hazo was impeached by 24 members of the Kaduna House of Assembly at Thursday’s plenary session. The development followed a vote of no confidence on him. It was not immediately clear the reason for his impeachment but there are reports he was accused of inability to discharge his duties. The deputy speaker has only been in office for four months having been elected in February. He was elected alongside Yusuf Zailani, the speaker, following the resignation of some principal officers. Hazo’s replacement is yet to emerge.
General Buhari was more democratic than President Buhari
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General Buhari was more democratic than President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari was Military Head of State from 1984-85. His claimed principles including a zero-tolerance for corruption and fierce patriotism in that era partly propelled his return as a two-term elected – not necessarily democratically elected – President. He encapsulates Karl Marx’s assertion  that: “History repeats itself; first as a tragedy, then, as  farce.” He was known as a tough and determined general who as the    General Officer Commanding the Third Division in Jos, without permission, led troops to clear Chadian troops who had occupied some Nigerian islands in the Lake Chad area. Tragically, as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, he has in the past five years Nigeria, presided over a country under continuous Islamist terrorist attack...
First Civilian Governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni is Dead
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First Civilian Governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni is Dead

Muhammed Goni who is the first democratically elected governor of Borno State is reportedly dead. The late politician was in his 80s and he died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 29. A relative of the former governor, Lawan Kareto who is a serving member of the Borno State executive council confirmed his death. He told Premium Times; “We have lost our beloved elder this evening. “We thank God for the good life he has had. Living to become 80 plus is not a small blessing from Allah. May his soul rest in peace.” Mr Goni was elected governor of Borno in 1979, but lost his second term bid in 1983. He also contested for the governorship seat in Borno State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011, but lost to former go...
Buhari has no power to restrict movement – Adegboruwa
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Buhari has no power to restrict movement – Adegboruwa

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa (SAN), said on Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari has no power to restrict movement in Lagos and Abuja. In a statement made available to Vanguard, Adegboruwa said: “The President has no powers to restrict the movement of persons without recourse to the National Assembly. The President has not invoked his powers under the Constitution to declare any state of emergency, which must be approved by the National Assembly. “We are running a constitutional democracy and it is illegal for the President to take over the affairs of any State of the Federation without the express consent of the people of that State through their elected representatives. “It is only the Governor of the State through the House of Assembly of the State that can ma...
Cross River Female Senator, Rose Oko is Dead
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Cross River Female Senator, Rose Oko is Dead

Senator Rose Oko who represents the Cross Rivers Senatorial District has died aged 63. According to family sources, she died last night at a UK medical facility. Until her death, she was a second term member of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and the serving chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment. Born on September 27, 1956, late Senator Oko was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s 7th class of the National Assembly. She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and sat as Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education. She is the current Senator representing the people of Cross River No...
Osho-Virus Behind APC Crisis – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu Replies Tinubu
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Osho-Virus Behind APC Crisis – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu Replies Tinubu

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has blamed suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole over the crisis rocking the party. Okechukwu who had a face-off with Oshiomhole prior to the 2019 election, served the response after APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu who declared support for the embattled APC Chairman accused his colleagues with aspirations ahead of the 2023 elections of fueling the crisis. Recalling how APC delegates unanimously and consensually elected the former Edo State Governor as the Chairman of the party two years ago, the VON DG stated that it is quite sad that Adams Oshiomhole is now a bull in a China Shop. Okechukwu said; “As passionate and loyal members of the APC at the grassroots level, the...
Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President
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Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President

Decomocrat U.S. presidential aspirant, Joe Biden has said that he will pick a woman to be his running mate. The former vice president said this at Sunday’s Democratic debate on CNN. Mr Biden said:  “Number one, I committed that if I’m elected president and have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts, I’ll appoint the first black woman of the courts. It’s required that they have representation now. It’s long overdue. "Secondly, if I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a — I’d pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president is.   "Number three, I’m the guy that wrote the do...
President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus, White House Says
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President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus, White House Says

President Donald Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, the White House has announced. The news comes just hours after Trump revealed during a Saturday press briefing at the White House that he took the test on Friday amid concerns about his exposure to several people who have been infected for the virus. "Last night after an in-depth discussion with the President regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed," according to the statement about the results released by press secretary Stephanie Grisham with Trump's permission. "One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the President remains symptom-free. I have been in daily contact with the CDC and White House Coronavirus Task Force, and we are encouraging the implementation of all their bes...
PRINCE AJIBADE ISMAIL NOSIRU AYENI (OMOBALUFON) BECOMES THE NEW ELETU ODIBO-ELECT OF LAGOS
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PRINCE AJIBADE ISMAIL NOSIRU AYENI (OMOBALUFON) BECOMES THE NEW ELETU ODIBO-ELECT OF LAGOS

Prince Ajibade Nosiru Ayeni, the Special Assistant, SA to HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi has been elected as the new Eletu Odibo-Elect of Lagos. Engr Ajibade Ismail Nosiru Ayeni was one of the Princes presented by the Oshobile Ruling House of Eletu Odibo Chieftaincy Family of Lagos to succeed the late Chief Tajudeen Gbadesere Agboola Eletu who died on the 7th of March, 2017. The selection of Engr Ajibade Ayeni was announced by the Eletu Odibo-in-council led by the Head of the Eletu Odibo Chieftaincy Family, Alhaji Rafiu Alabi Saka today, Saturday 15th of February, 2020 at the residence of the Olori Ebi following the screening and report of the Omo Oye Selection Committee chaired by Chief Ismail Oladeinde Folaji (Olorogun Ide of Lagos). The Chairman of the committee, Chief Ismail Olade...
Plateau Senator, Ignatius Longjan, Dies at 75 in Turkish Hospital
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Plateau Senator, Ignatius Longjan, Dies at 75 in Turkish Hospital

The Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Ignatius Longjan, has died. Longjan who was 75 years old, died in a Turkish hospital after battling an undisclosed ailment. Confirming his demise, the former Chief of Staff of the deceased, John Dafa’an, said “It is true, our father and distinguished Senator representing Plateau South is death, baba died after battling with illness for a long time in Turkey,” he said. Longjan was elected into office in 2019.
SUG President of Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Nabbed in Full Regalia during Cult Meeting
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SUG President of Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Nabbed in Full Regalia during Cult Meeting

The Student Union Government President of Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in Ogun State, was apprehended over the weekend during a cult meeting. The SUG President identified as Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji, was nabbed alongside another member of the Aiye (Black Axe) Cult. Olatunji who was in his full cult regalia when they were busted, has been handed over the police alongside his colleague. He was reportedly elected in December 2019.
Nigeria Would Have Been Dead And Gone If Buhari Wasn’t Elected – Femi Adesina
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Nigeria Would Have Been Dead And Gone If Buhari Wasn’t Elected – Femi Adesina

Each time he itemizes the three focal areas of government, President Muhammadu Buhari follows the same order: we shall secure the country, because you have to first secure a country or institution before you can efficiently manage it. We will revive the economy, and create jobs, particularly for our teeming youths, and then, we will fight corruption. The order above shows the priority that the President gives to security, as well as law and order in the country. But each time there’s a glitch or snafu (situation normal all fouled up) in the country, some naysayers scream and wail as if nothing is being done. But the hard truth is that a lot has been done in terms of security, and is still being done by the Buhari Administration. When he came in May 2015, what did he meet? A count...
Pay Off Elected Chairmen Or Let Them Serve Their Tenure – Falana To Seyi Makinde
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Pay Off Elected Chairmen Or Let Them Serve Their Tenure – Falana To Seyi Makinde

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana waded into the local government crisis in Oyo State, on Monday, urging Governor Seyi Makinde to either allow the sacked elected Chairmen to serve out their tenure or pay them off if they won’t be allowed to complete their tenure. Falana who held that caretaker chairmen were unknown to the nation’s constitution, charged Makinde to rather speed up the process of conducting a local government election in the state. These were some of Falana’s remarks during the maiden edition of Emeritus Professor Muyiwa Awe Annual Memorial Lecture, held at the University of Ibadan, on Monday. Responding to journalists on way out of the local government crisis in Oyo State, Falana said: “The governor will have to speed up election of Local Government officials bec...
77-year-old Joe Biden Says he Needs a VP Who can Take over Immediately’ if he Dies in Office if Elected US President
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77-year-old Joe Biden Says he Needs a VP Who can Take over Immediately’ if he Dies in Office if Elected US President

Former US Vice-president Joe Biden has stated that he could die while in office if elected as US president this year. Biden is the favorite to clinch the Democratic slot for President in the upcoming 2020 US presidential elections and will battle it out with Trump if he clinches the nomination, but says he will need to select a vice president who can quickly assume presidency in case he dies.   Biden's reference about his age came after a man in the crowd asked if he would pick Senator Kamala Harris to be his VP. Harris dropped out of the race to be president in December but if Biden manages to reach the White House, he would be the oldest president ever elected as by that time, he will be 78. 'I can think of at least eight women, at least four or five people of...
Imo State House of Assembly Speaker Together with 7 Other Lawmakers Defect to APC
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Imo State House of Assembly Speaker Together with 7 Other Lawmakers Defect to APC

Two weeks after the Supreme court annulled the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state and affirmed APC's Hope Uzodinma as the new governor, the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Collins Chiji, and seven other members of the state assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Chiji who was elected on the platform of the PDP, announced his defection during plenary today January 28th. He gave the names of the other defecting lawmakers as Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru); Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West); Chigozie Nwaneri(Oru East); Kanayo Onyemaechi (Owerri West); Kennedy Ibe (Obowo)’; Onyemaechi Njoku (Ihitte/Uboma), and Eddy Obinna (Aboh Mbaise) who represented Emeka Ihedioha's constituency in the Assembly. Last week, the deputy Speaker of the state...
Nigerian Man Elected Mayor Of Woodlynne In New Jersey
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Nigerian Man Elected Mayor Of Woodlynne In New Jersey

A Nigerian, Joseph Chukwueke, has been elected mayor of the city of Woodlynne, Camden County, New Jersey, United States. We learnt that Mr Chukwueke defeated his main rival, Clyde Cook, by a wide margin in an election held on Tuesday. The Nigerian had served as chairperson for emergency management as a member of the City Council before his historic election to the office of mayor. He will serve for a single term of three years.
Those Who Elected Us Don’t Know Our Role – Lawan
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Those Who Elected Us Don’t Know Our Role – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has called for active involvement of citizens in the process of governance. He said doing so would substantially deepen Nigeria’s democracy as well as ensure transparency and accountability on the part of lawmakers elected to deliver on effective representation to the people. Lawan made the call when a delegation from the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, United Kingdom, and local officials of Inter-Parliamentary Union paid an official visit to the Senate President at the National Assembly, Abuja. The mission was primarily to announce the inauguration of the Young Parliamentary Forum (YPF) which has been scheduled for Tuesday at the National Assembly. Members of the forum comprise legislators at both the National Assembly and the sta...
Only 62 Women Elected In 2019 — INEC
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Only 62 Women Elected In 2019 — INEC

Only 62 women won elective positions in the 2019 general elections, Deputy Director and Head of Gender Division, Independent National and Electoral Commission, Blessing Obidegwu, diclosed. She disclosed this in Abuja yesterday at a 2-day workshop supported by the European Centre for Electoral Support, ECES, meant to review the 2019 general elections from a gender perspective. She said that at all levels of governance, representation of women in Nigeria fell short of the gender policy benchmark of 35 percent. The representative of ECES, Senior Project Manager, Sylvestre Somo, noted that effective and proportionate participation of women in the electoral process constitutes a cardinal principle of “a virile and inclusive democracy”.
Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly sues National Assembly over its ‘takeover plan’
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Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly sues National Assembly over its ‘takeover plan’

Francis Okiye, Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions.   In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker and the state assembly, the plaintiffs asked Justice Nkeonye Maha to restrain the National Assembly from going ahead with its plans pending the hearing on the matter.   The suit was instituted on July 17 against Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, the Clerk of the National Assembly (first defendant), and the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (second defendant). The state’s seventh assembly was inaugurated in controversial circumstances on June 17,...
Remi Tinubu Becomes The First Female Senator To Be Elected In 3 Consecutive Parliaments
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Remi Tinubu Becomes The First Female Senator To Be Elected In 3 Consecutive Parliaments

Tinubu’s Wife becomes the first female Senate to be elected to serve in three consecutive Parliaments The wife of former Lagos State Governor, Tinubu took to her Twitter page to announce that she is the first female Senate to be elected to serve in three consecutive Parliaments. She tweeted saying Yesterday, I was inducted into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame for being the first female Senator to be elected to serve in three (3) consecutive parliaments. This is only possible because of Constituents who have continued to believe me and I do not take it for granted.
Why Femi Gbajabiamila Should Be Elected As Speaker Of House Of Reps – FFK
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Why Femi Gbajabiamila Should Be Elected As Speaker Of House Of Reps – FFK

Fani Kayode went ahead to list out why the APC and PDP members of House of Reps should vote Femi Gbajabiamila The inauguration of the 9th National Assembly will take place on Tuesday and there would be voting amidst the lawmakers on who would become the new Senate President for the Senate and the new Speaker for the House of Representatives. Ahead of the voting exercise on Tuesday, Nigerian former Min. for Aviation and legal practitioner, Femi Fani-Kayode has called for support for Femi Gbajabiamila to be elected as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. Fani Kayode in his statement stressed that he doesn’t like how Gbajabiamila conducted his campaign, he however, declared that he believed that he deserves to be elected as the next Speaker.
 Mudashiru Obasa Re-elected as Speaker of Lagos State’s 9th Assembly
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 Mudashiru Obasa Re-elected as Speaker of Lagos State’s 9th Assembly

Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has been re-elected as the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly. Obasa who represents Agege Constituency 0I stood unopposed as he and all other principal officers were re-elected by their colleagues. The election was held immediately after the 9th Assembly was inaugurated moments ago.
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande Elected United Nations General Assembly President
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Tijjani Muhammad-Bande Elected United Nations General Assembly President

Professor Tijjani Mohammed Bande, a former Vice chancellor of Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has been elected as President of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA. Professor Tijjani Mohammed Bande who was elected as the President of UNGA through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York on Tuesday, stood as the only candidate. He is the second Nigerian to hold the office after Joseph Garba, a retired military officer and diplomat, who led the organ between 1989 and 1990. He will be inaugurated in September.
Nigerian Journalist, Toyosi Ogunseye Elected Vice-president Of World Editors Forum
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Nigerian Journalist, Toyosi Ogunseye Elected Vice-president Of World Editors Forum

Ogunseye who heads the BBC West Africa, was elected on Saturday at the annual meeting of WEF held in Scotland. She is to deputise Warren Fernandez, editor of the Straits Times and editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings’ English, Malay and Tamil Media Group, for the next two years. Expressing her pleasure to serve in the capacity in a tweet, she wrote: “This morning, the @WorldEditors board voted Warren Fernandez @theSTeditor as President and me as Vice President. Warren and I are pleased to serve and humbled to lead the World Editors Forum. #WINSummit19 #WNMC19” Meanwhile, the outgoing WEF president, Dave Callaway, who spoke shortly after their emergence, said: “Warren and Toyosi’s elections ensure WEF is in good hands as we encounter the challenges of the next two years....
Ekiti state gov, Kayode Fayemi, elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum NGF
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Ekiti state gov, Kayode Fayemi, elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum NGF

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has been elected the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum NGF. Fayemi takes over from Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari. Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal will serve as the deputy chairman. The forum was established in 1999 to coordinate the activities of governors in matters of national interest.      
Ex-Reps Member, Tarka Dies in Benue
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Ex-Reps Member, Tarka Dies in Benue

A former member of the House of Representatives from Benue State, Simeon Mbakorkaa Tarka, has died at 65. Simeon, who is the first son of Chief Joseph Sarwuan Tarka, a two-time minister, passed on yesterday in the house of Emmanuel Manger, a Commissioner in the state. A statement by spokesman for the Tarka family, Mr. Chris Tarka said that Simeon was in Manger’s house in Makurdi for a political meeting when he suddenly became indisposed. According to the statement, “he was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.” Hon Simeon Tarka attended Saint John’s College Kaduna from where he proceeded to an American University for further studies. Upon Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1979, he put his studies on hold and returned to Nigeri...
We Shall Ensure Lawan, Gbajabiamila Are Elected- Yahaya Bello
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We Shall Ensure Lawan, Gbajabiamila Are Elected- Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello has declared his support for the endorsement of Sen. Ahmad Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila as the heads of the 9th Senate and House of Representatives respectively. The Governor who made this known while on a courtesy visit to the National Leader of the party, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu said the decision of the party remains his position on the next National Assembly leadership. He said both of them are experienced and qualified to lead the Upper and the Lower Chambers. “You are our National Leader and we are your children. You have set the agenda and we shall ensure we make it a reality. “I supported Hon Gbajabiamila in 2015 but it was unfortunate that we lost out. This time around, we shall make sure the decision of the party prevails by electing the two...
See Ernest Ezeajughi, Nigerian Elected Mayor Of London Borough Of Brent, UK
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See Ernest Ezeajughi, Nigerian Elected Mayor Of London Borough Of Brent, UK

Anambra Born Ernest Ezeajughi Elected Mayor Of London Borough Of Brent, United Kingdom. A Nigerian, Ernest Ezeajughi, has made history by winning election as the first Black Mayor of the London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom. Ezeajughi, a native of Anambra State, was elected Mayor on the April 16, 2019 by the College of Councillors of Brent, London, and is scheduled to be sworn into office today, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Prior to his election as Mayor, Ezeajughi, a strong member of the Labour Party, won election for a Councillor position representing Stonebridge ward at Brent Council in 2014. He was re-elected again in 2018, retaining his seat all in the white-dominated political environment after a very keenly contested election. He was elected Deputy Mayor of Brent within a ...
Gov Ambode Approves N10m for NOC Building Facelift
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Gov Ambode Approves N10m for NOC Building Facelift

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, as approved a grant of N10 million to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) for the renovation of some part of its building complex and the National Stadium in Lagos. The news of the approval was conveyed by the leadership of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) during a courtesy visit to the NOC yesterday and the LSSC team led by Dr Kweku Tandoh, Chairman, Governing Board congratulated Mr Olabanji Oladapo who received them and other elected board members for their victory at the polls in Yola, Adamawa State last year December. Tandoh thanked the NOC Secretary General for his great support towards the Table Tennis ITTF Nigeria Open and other events, Lagos State has been enjoying overtime. He charged him to let his wealth of exp...
Early List of Governors-elect From Saturday, March 9 Poll
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Early List of Governors-elect From Saturday, March 9 Poll

The 2019 election has already produced ten governors-elect as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, continue with the collation and announcement of results. DAILY POST has compiled list of governors elected so far from the March 9 governorship and State Assembly elections. Below is a list of the governorship candidates elected on Saturday: 1. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi – (PDP) Enugu State. 2. David Umahi – (PDP) Ebonyi State 3. Inuwa Yahaya (APC) Gombe State 4. Muhammad Badaru (APC) Jigawa State 5. Okezie Ikpeazu (PDP) Abia State 6. Abubakar Bello (APC) Niger State 7. Seyi Makinde (PDP) Oyo State 8. Emmanuel Udom (PDP) Akwa Ibom State 9. Prof. Ben Ayade (PDP) Cross River 10. MaiMala Buni (APC) Yobe State 11. Ba...
I Will Pay Above 30,000 Minimum Wage If Elected – Sanwo-olu
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I Will Pay Above 30,000 Minimum Wage If Elected – Sanwo-olu

Ahead of the gubernatorial election in Lagos, All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured the workers that if elected, his administration will pay above the 30,000 minimum wage benchmark and policies to improve their welfare would be introduced. Sanwo-Olu added that the benefits that existed before but were denied during the present administration would be reinstated by his administration when elected on 9th of March, 2019. The APC governorship candidate gave the assurance on Thursday while addressing civil servants with his deputy, Dr, Obafemi Hamzat, a meeting which was expected to be conveyed by the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, but was absent, in Ikeja. He noted that his administration would consider the civil servants welfare because they wi...

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