Ex Gov Of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi Is Dead

the former governor of Oyo state Sen. Ajimobi was reported to have contracted Coronavirus. the late Oyo state Governor Ajimobi was speculated as the Acting Chairman. The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has died at age 70 after battling coronavirus-related symptoms for a month, Emage News has learnt. Ajimobi, who was governor from 2011 to 2019, was named the Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress last week but never resumed. The former governor was hospitalised at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on…

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PTF To Submit Reports This Week To President Buhari

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), would receive this week, its recommendations regarding the next steps of the country’s National Response to the pandemic. PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made this known during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday. He said, “I wish to inform you that by the end of this week, the Presidential Task Force will be submitting a report containing our assessment and recommendations to Mr President for his consideration. READ…

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Giadom To Abide By NEC’s Decisions

the APC NEC Meeting was held in virtual session today in Abuja. some party chieftains were denied access to the meeting venue. Giadom led faction vow to obey all the resolutions agreed upon by the NEC. One of those laying claim to the position of the acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, has expressed support for the decision of the National Executive Council. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the NEC at a virtual meeting on Thursday dissolved its National Working Committee. Reacting to the…

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Face Mask More Effective Than Guards- NCDC

PTF had decried on the level at which Nigerians go in preventing themselves against Coronavirus pandemic. NCDC warns about people engaging with large gatherings across the country. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control says the use of masks is more effective than face guards. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this during the Presidential Task Force briefing on Thursday. The NCDC boss said anyone who opts for face guard must still wear a mask underneath. The use of face guards has become common in the last couple…

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Bowen University Sacks 127 Staffs

the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has created economic downturn whereby many employers are unable to meet the welfare requirements of its workers. the varsity gives reasons attributed to dwindling challenges in paying workers in the academic and non academic department. Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, has sacked about 10 per cent its workforce. The affected staff were said to have received mail intimating them of the termination of their appointment on Tuesday after their salaries for the month of June were paid. One of the affected staff members said 127 workers…

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PDP Primaries: Governor Bala Mohammed Arrives Edo State

the PDP is Set to conduct the Edo state primaries slated for today. Governor Obaseki is highly favoured to emerge the party’s Flag bearer. As the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship primary kicks off in Edo State today, some top members of the party have started arriving in the state to observe the process. Among those on ground is the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, who came into the state on Wednesday night. The primary election, which was earlier slated for June 19 and 20,had been moved to June 23…

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FG Sets Stringent Conditions To Reopen Schools

the Coronavirus pandemic has left the Nigerian Education sectors on hold. Most schools had been locked while some still perform operations through E-learning. The stringent conditions for the reopening of schools contained in the guidelines submitted to the National Assembly by the Federal Ministry of Education, may force some schools to close down their operations. The document, obtained by our correspondents is titled, “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure.” According to the document, each school is required to create temporary isolation space and fully equipped…

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NWC To Boycott NEC Meeting As President Buhari Backed Giadom Faction

the APC Crisis is getting much hitter as the national Executives expresses dissatisfaction. The court had sacked the Victor Giadom led executive. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, declared support for the suspended Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, as the party’s acting national chairman. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in an interview with State House correspondents in Abuja, said Buhari would attend Thursday’s (today) APC National Executive Committee meeting convened by Giadom. Rather resolving…

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Prosecute Lawma Contractors For Fraud

Some Nigerians on Tuesday asked the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to identify and prosecute the people indicted by the audit of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority’s account. The PUNCH had reported that the state was being defrauded of millions of naira in a scheme involving LAWMA contractors. The contractors, many of whom are politicians, allegedly inflated the wage bills of the street sweepers and supervisors under them. According to an official source, the state government pays the contractors over N560m monthly. However, a report of the audit of…

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Court Orders PDP To Include Obaseki, Others In Primaries

the Edo state governor who recently decamped to the PDP has been facing some stiff issues as to regarding contesting the forthcoming elections on the party’s Ticket. Some party chieftains sued governor Obaseki for not been qualified party member of the PDP. Court has Order the party to grant Governor Obaseki and Others a level playing ground to contest the party’s primaries. However, A High Court of Justice in the Ekpoma judicial division today restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from excluding Governor Godwin Obaseki and the other cleared aspirants…

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Ghanaian President Apologies To Nigeria On The Destructions Of Mission

the Embassy of Nigeria in Ghana was destroyed last week . Quarters where employees of the mission were burnt and properties destroyed. Consequently, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has called President Muhammadu Buhari Over the demolition of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra. In a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Akufo-Addo expressed his sincere apology over the unfortunate incident that has sparked reactions from the Nigerian government. This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu. The Ghana leader assured President Buhari that…

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Edo Elections: Court Grant Hearing Seeking To Halt Governor Obaseki In PDP Primaries

the Edo state Governor recently decamped from the APC To PDP with the hope of clinching the party’s nomination against the upcoming gubernatorial elections. Some party chief of PDP had instituted a legal challenge to reframe Governor Obaseki from contesting on the platform of the party. Obaseki has favoured never to be tired and insisted he will kick out godfatherism from the state. The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has granted a request for an accelerated hearing of the suit seeking to bar Governor…

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Buhari: Ecowas Monetary Policy Should Be In Unison

the Ecowas community had suggested a unitary monetary policy for the region. President Buhari who isn’t key on forcing any member nation in adopting the term but urge them to do so in Consonance to their country’s constitutional provisions. President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned that the ambition for the Eco currency could be in ‘serious jeopardy,’ unless member-states complied with agreed processes of reaching the collective goal. He was also concerned about the decision of francophone countries that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) to replace the…

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Police Seal Off APC Headquarter In Abuja

The ongoing crisis rocking the ruling party took a different dimension this week. The NWC disbanded Victor Giadom led Executive Council. Party chieftains in Ondo and Edo state respectively Resigns from the APC. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole accepts the verdict of the Court of Appeal which upheld his Suspension as the national chairman. Consequently, the Nigeria Police Force has sealed the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. According to information gathered by Channels Television, the seal-off was…

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Resident Doctors To Resume Duties Today After Suspension Of Strike

Doctors across the country had embarked on industrial actions. They went on strike due to the non payment of their hazard allowances and other palliatives. The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide strike with immediate effect from Monday, June 22. In a communique issued on Sunday, the association said the decision to suspend the industrial action followed a virtual meeting of over 300 of its members. NARD President, Aliyu Sokomba said the National Executive Council decided to suspend the strike in order to give the Federal…

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Nigeria Recorded 436 New Case Of Coronavirus Infections

COVID19 in the country has claimed many lives and businesses grounded. Two Years Old child tested positive to Coronavirus. 436 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-169Oyo-52Plateau-31Imo-29Kaduna-28Ogun-23FCT-18Enugu-18Bauchi-17Bayelsa-14Rivers-8Osun-6Kano-6Edo-5Benue-5Adamawa-3Borno-2Abia-1Ekiti-1 20,244 confirmed6,879 discharged518 deaths

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Nigerian Government Reacts To Embassy Destruction In Ghana

The Nigerian staff quarters of the Nigerian Embassy in Ghana has been destroyed. The Federal Government of Nigeria has strongly condemned what it terms ‘attacks’ on a residential building within its diplomatic premises in Ghana. Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, disclosed the Federal Government’s displeasure in a series of tweets posted on his timeline on Sunday. Onyeama’s tweets come on the heels of several reports that buildings at the diplomatic premises were brought down by a bulldozer late Friday, June 19, following claims by a businessman who…

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Reason For Senate President And President Buhari Meeting Revealed

Senator Lawan met with President Buhari Behind closed doors. The Meeting were perseceived to be as to the lingering Crisis in the APC and upheaval across the country. President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Sunday, met behind closed door at the State House in Abuja. The Senate President revealed this in a tweet on his official handle where he noted that they discussed the crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as national security among other issues. According to Senator Lawan, the party will…

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