Ondo: Abraham makes u-turn, rejects APC guber primary

After initially congratulating Rotimi Akeredolu, the winner of the APC, Ondo State governorship primary, the runner up of the primary, Dr. Segun Abraham, has rejected the outcome of the exercise. The primary was held last Saturday with Abraham coming second with 635 votes behind Akeredolu. But Abraham now says his decision to reject the outcome…

Atiku: My Father Was Imprisoned For Not Sending Me To School

 Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has revealed how local authorities imprisoned his father for refusing to send him to school. According to LEADERSHIP, Atiku said this in Lagos during a special reunion to mark the 80th anniversary of Ford Foundation. The newspaper quoted him as saying like many parents of his generation, his father needed his…

APC commences Ondo State governorship primary amidst tight security

All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced its primary election in Ondo State for the Nov. 26 governorship poll, amidst tight security and peaceful environment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election commenced at 12:15 p.m after the accreditation, which started at 7:00 a.m ended. NAN also reports that APC had 24 governorship…

Adeuti emerges LP Ondo governorship candidate

Mr Taye Adeuti, on Saturday, emerged as governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the Nov. 26 governorship election in Ondo State. Adeuti emerged with unanimous voice votes after the second aspirant, Mr Gbenga Ojo, withdrew his candidacy when both men were nominated as aspirants for the primary election. Nigerian Pilot reports that Adeuti,…

APC commences Ondo governorship primary amidst tight security

Delegates voting In Ondo State APC primary elections in Akure on Saturday The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced its primary election in Ondo State for the Nov. 26 governorship poll, amidst tight security and peaceful environment. The election commenced at 12:15 p.m after the accreditation, which started at 7 a.m ended. The APC has…

APC commences Ondo State governorship primary amidst tight security

All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced its primary election in Ondo State for the Nov. 26 governorship poll, amidst tight security and peaceful environment. Nigerian Pilot reports that the election commenced at 12:15 p.m after the accreditation, which started at 7:00 a.m ended. NAN also reports that APC had 24 governorship aspirants and 3,000 delegates…

Adeuti emerges LP Ondo governorship candidate

Mr Taye Adeuti, on Saturday, emerged as the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the Nov. 26 governorship election in Ondo State. Adeuti emerged with unanimous voice votes after the second aspirant, Mr Gbenga Ojo, withdrew his candidacy when both men were nominated as aspirants for the primary election. Adeuti, 63, from Idanre…

All eyes on APC as Labour Party picks economist for Ondo gov election

As delegates trooped to The Dome, venue of the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state on Saturday, Labour Party announced the emergence of Adeuti Taye, The post All eyes on APC as Labour Party picks economist for Ondo gov election appeared first on TheCable.

Crisis Escalates As APC Rubbishes Tinubu

A group within the Ondo State All Progressives Congress, APC, Muslim Council, has disowned the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, by not endorsing his anointed candidate for the governorship ticket of the party in the forth-coming Ondo poll. In a joint statement signed by the coordinator of the group, Takuro Amidu, and the…

My Father Was Jailed For Not Sending Me To School – Atiku

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has revealed how his father was put in prison by local authorities in Adamawa State for refusing to send him to school. Atiku who spoke in Lagos at the Ford Foundation Special Reunion to mark the 80th Anniversary of Ford Foundation said like many parents of his generation, his father…

Guber poll: Tension in Ondo

■ Gunmen kill LG boss, as APC holds primary election today FROM BAMIGBOLA GBOLAGUNTE, AKURE THERE is palpable tension in Akure, Ondo State capital, following the assassination of the Chairman, Caretaker Management Committee of Okitipupa Local Government area of the state, Mr Niyi Pirisola barely 24 hours to the governorship primary of the All Progressives…

Ondo Poll: Another APC aspirant withdraws from race, backs Abraham

Ahead of today’s primary election of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, another aspirant, Mr. Derin Adesida yesterday withdrew from the race to clinch the ticket of the party. Adesida, who represented Akure South/Akure North federal constituency between 2007 and 2011 at the House of Representatives lawmaker said he opted out of the race…

#KogiAt25: Stakeholders Laud Gov Bello Over Massive Rehabilitation of Rural and Urban Roads in Kogi

Some stakeholders in Kogi State have commended the development and transformation efforts of Governor Yahaya Bello so far, despite the distractions visited on the government by some external elements. In particular, they applauded the governor for the massive rehabilitation of rural and urban roads in the State, as well as his attention to the welfare and security interests of the people, which is the primary purpose of government. The Kogi Democratic Forum,…

Ondo Poll: Another APC aspirant withdraws from race, backs Abraham

Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, another aspirant, Mr. Derin Adesida has withdrawn from the race to clinch the ticket of the party. Adesida, who was the former House of Representatives lawmaker between 2007 and 2011, said he dropped his ambition in order to support another aspirant,…

New school calendar not for private schools – FCTA

The FCT Administration has clarified that the recent review of the 2016/2017 academic calendar for primary and post primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory affects only public schools. It would be recalled that the FCT Administration earlier changed the resumption date from Sunday, September 4, 2016 for boarding schools and Monday September 5, 2016…

Coach calls for promotion of karate in schools to instill discipline

Mannie Oyewole, a Lagos-based karate Coach, on Friday urged primary and secondary schools to promote karate among students to instill discipline in them. Oyewole told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that karate came with much discipline and rules capable of molding students’ characters. “Karate is a sport that comes with a lot…

FG to reintroduce civic, hygiene education in schools

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Development Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the Federal Government may reintroduce civic and hygiene education in primary and secondary schools for value re-orientation. The minister disclosed this on Friday in Abuja when he appeared in a Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria…

FCT minister announces new school calendar for public schools

Editor The FCT Administration has clarified that the recent review of the 2016/2017 academic calendar for primary and post primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory affects only public schools. It would be recalled that the FCT Administration earlier changed the resumption date from Sunday, 4th September, 2016 for boarding schools and Monday 5th September,…

Miss Goodwill Ambassador Pageant Audition Set To Commence In Port Harcourt

It is the first pageant in Nigeria without “any height and body size restriction”. The primary mission of the pageant according to the organiser is to advocate for Women Empowerment, Gender Equality, Free Child Education, Free Medical Treatment for Pregnant Women, HIV/AIDS Eradication, Malaria and other Diseases and Green Earth and Peace Advocacy. The pageant…

Yobe Govt Sacks LG Ghost Workers, Pays Staff Salaries

Yobe State government has sacked massively, local government ghost workers, comprising of Fika, Nangere, Potiskum, Bade and Nguru Local Government Areas shortly after the verification exercise. Investigation made by our state correspondent showed that, the LEA teachers and LGA workers were affected in five councils as a result of ongoing verifications exercise across the state…

Tackle Ghost Workers, NLC Urges FG

The Akwa Ibom State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the Federal Government to prosecute all perpetrators of ghost workers syndrome in the nation’s public service. Chairman of the council in the state, Mr Etim Ukpong, made the call in an interview with newsmen recently. Ukpong decried that over the years, different tiers of…

Ondo: Abayomi And The Unintended Consequences Of A Letter

Dr. Tunji Abayomi’s epistles to Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Party (APC) in exercising his right to endorse Olusegun Abraham may have come and gone. But it’s noteworthy that not a few of the everyday people (considering their reactions to Abayomi’s letter on the social media), observers of politics…

Ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Thursday, named Jigawa State Governor, Muhammadu Abubakar as head of the five-member committee that would conduct the party’s primary election coming up in Ondo State this Saturday. The committee was constituted by National Organising Secretary of the party, Senator Osita Izunaso, at the party’s national Secretariat, Abuja. This is even as a threemember Election Appeal Committee for the exercise was inaugurated by the party through Izunaso. Other members of…

Ondo 2016: Who picks APC ticket?

The All Progressives Congress, APC, will tomorrow choose its flag-bearer in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State. OJO OYEWAMIDE writes. How Ondo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, conducts its gubernatorial primary election tomorrow will largely determine whether its broom will be able to sweep away the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the Alagbaka Government House….

Ondo guber: APC’s unending battle for candidate

From:  Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Barring a fresh change of date, power brokers in the All Progressives Congress (APC) shall on Saturday, engage one another in a primary election for the soul of Ondo, the Sunshine state. On that day, delegates of the APC which is the main opposition party in the state are expected to…

Ondo Election: INEC disowns Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP flagbearer

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disowned the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary organised by the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction. The primary was moved to Ibadan, Oyo State capital, following a court order, which restrained the Sheriff’s faction from conducting the primary. At the end of the primary, businessman Jimoh Ibrahim was…

Cocoa Institute reinstates 91 sacked workers after Buhari’s intervention

Ninety one workers sacked in 2013 by the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, resumed work on Thursday. Welcoming the workers, Acting Executive Director of the institute, Abiodun Okelana, said their reinstatement was ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari after a thorough investigation by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. She assured them that the institute would…

BOA seeks improved private sector support in agric funding

The Managing Director, Bank of Agriculture, BOA, Prof. Danbala Danju, has called for cooperation from the private sector in providing funds for farmers, noting the significant roles they play in the development of the economy. Speaking at the National Working Committee meeting of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, held in Abuja, Danbala stressed that BOA could not solely rely on government for provision of funds to the agricultural…

Miss Goodwill Ambassador Pageant Audition Set To Commence In Port Harcourt

It is the first pageant in Nigeria without “any height and body size restriction”. The primary mission of the pageant according to the organiser is to advocate for Women Empowerment, Gender Equality, Free Child Education, Free Medical Treatment for Pregnant Women, HIV/AIDS Eradication, Malaria and other Diseases and Green Earth and Peace Advocacy. The pageant…

BRANDS & De-marketing

The key components of a brand are product (offer), name and promise. It is interesting to note that all that takes place around brands in whatever name revolves around these three components.  So, there is the offer or product, the name for reasons of identification and differentiation, and the promise, that establishes the reason(s)-why for…

Ondo PDP crisis: Judge declines to hear Jimoh Ibrahim’s suit

A governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim has suffered a set-back in his bid to have the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accept him as the actual candidate of the party for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. Ibrahim was reported to have emerged as the winner of…

Why Boroffice should be APC candidate

A former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr. Olaoluwa Adeyeye has the party to support the gubernatorial aspiration Senator Ajayi Boroffice in order to win the November election. Speaking  with The Nation, the Akure-born lawyer said he decided to throw his weight behind Borofice because the…

Cocoa Institute Reinstates 91 Sacked Workers After PMB’s Intervention

Ninety one workers sacked in 2013 by the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, resumed work on Thursday. Welcoming the workers, Acting Executive Director of the institute, Abiodun Okelana, said their reinstatement was ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari after a thorough investigation by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. She assured them that the institute would…

APC Inaugurates Ondo Primary, As Badaru Heads Committee

All now seems to be set for the conduct of Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries slated for Saturday, September 3, as the party, on Thursday finally inaugurated the Primaries and Appeals committees after delays in its constitution. While inaugurating the committees at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, the national organising secretary,…

Kebbi earmarks N3.6b for rehabilitation of schools

Gov Atiku Bagudu Kebbi State Government says that it has earmarked N3.6 billion for the rehabilitation and construction of primary and junior secondary schools. Alhaji Magawata Aliero, the state Commissioner for Education, said this in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday. He said that government had also earmarked N80.5 million for workshops, training and capacity building for…

BREAKING: Resumption date for Pry, Sec schools changed

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello has changed the resumption dates for all primary and secondary schools in the territory. The FCT minister says the change was needed because of the Eid el Kabir celebrations coming up in September. The review affects all public and private schools in the FCT. Bello made…

Cocoa institute reinstates 91 sacked workers

The 91 workers sacked in 2013 by the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, have resumed work on Thursday. Welcoming the workers, Acting Executive Director of the institute, Dr Abiodun Okelana said their reinstatement was ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari after a thorough investigation by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. She assured them that the…

Why APC Will Lose To PDP In the Next Election – Tinubu

Barely few days to the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, has on Wednesday, August 31, urged all aspirants not to allow the opposition sow the seeds of discord in their ranks, noting that the APC would not win the main poll…

Ondo governorship: APC releases party delegates’ list for primary election

The “hard copy”, which contains the names of all delegates, was given to the aspirants, some of whom were represented, at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja The post Ondo governorship: APC releases party delegates’ list for primary election appeared first on The Eagle Online – The Nigerian Online Newspaper.

Police take over Ondo APC secretariat

The state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State which was literally turned to a shrine on Monday have been taken over by the Police. As at yesterday, officers were seen permanently stationed at the secretariat. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Femi Joseph told Daily Sun that officers were…

Ondo Guber Watch: Why we held primary election in Ibadan –Sheriff faction

Stories by Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Senator Alli Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Ondo State has explained that the basis for taking its primary election to Ibadan, Oyo State was to prevent crisis in Ondo State. The faction had earlier announced the conduct of the primary election at its secretariat on…

Tinubu: let’s close ranks for victory in Ondo

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday urged party members in Ondo State to unite and support the winner of the party’s ticket. “In Ondo we must close ranks to achieve victory. The future of the state and of the party in the state should never be held ransom to insignificant…

APC set for primary on Saturday

ALL is set for the Saturday governorship primary of Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) as officials from its National Secretariat in Abuja arrived in Akure yesterday for the exercise. The officials will be responsible for the conduct of the election for the 24 aspirants, after which a candidate is expected to emerge for the…

100 Days: AMAC Chairman Lauded For Giant Strides

In marking the 100 days in office of the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon Abdullahi Adamu Candido, the Senior Special Assistant on Tenement Rates and Monitoring, Hon. Rahmat Abdullahi, has applauded the developmental stride of the administration within the shortest period. Abdullahi said what Candido has achieved in this short time is…

Ondo Guber: APC Releases ‘Hard’ Copy Of Delegate List To Aspirants

The All Progressives Congress in its efforts to ensure transparency ahead of Saturday’s primary election in Ondo State on Wednesday released the ‘hard’ copy of delegate list to all the twenty-four aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket. The decision to release the delegates list, as reliably gathered was made by the National Leadership of APC…

Ondo poll: APC must unite to dethrone a spent PDP-Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says the party in Ondo State must shun all forms of bickering and unite to dethrone a spent Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which has held the people captive all these years. Tinubu, in a terse statement on Wednesday ahead of the…

Ahmed seeks Community-Based Organisation’s support in healthcare delivery

He called on local communities to partner the state in strengthening healthcare delivery through affordable but qualitative primary healthcare services The post Ahmed seeks Community-Based Organisation’s support in healthcare delivery appeared first on The Eagle Online – The Nigerian Online Newspaper.

Don’t Fight Me, Fight Tinubu – Kekemeke

Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, in Ondo State, has reacted to allegations against him by some aggrieved members of the party, while describing them as desperate individuals.Kekemeke was alleged to have been backing a particular aspirant ahead of Saturday’s primary.“What we have now are a few people who are becoming…

Aspirants fighting me because they are afraid of Tinubu – Ondo APC Chairman

Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ondo State, has described some aggrieved members of the party as desperate individuals. Kekemeke said this while reacting to allegations that he was backing a particular aspirant ahead of Saturday’s primary. “What we have now are a few people who are becoming so desperate…