LP Begins Mobilisation In Lagos.
The Labour Party (LP) yesterday inaugurated a 24-member Caretaker Executive Committee for Lagos State.
Led by the party’s Lagos Chairman, Mr Olukayode Salako, the exco will drive the party’s affairs ahead of next year’s general elections.
The party unveiled the officers at a news conference in Ikeja.
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Salako presented a letter of appointment of the committee signed by the party’s National Chairman and Secretary, Mr. Julius Abure and Alhaji Umar Ibrahim respectively. He explained that the committee had the mandate to reposition the party for winning elections.
Jonathan Speaks On The Need For Almajiri Schools.
Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has again explained why his administration introduced the Almajiri schools programme in the Northern part of the country, stating it was meant to integrate Western education into the Islamic education curriculum, as a means of equipping the pupils with relevant skills that would make them employable.
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Jonathan also added that the programme was designed to provide balanced education for the children and protect them from being recruited by criminal elements desirous of using them to achieve negative ends in the society.
Abeokuta-Lagos Road Will Be Completed By Dec -Ogun Govt.
The Ogun State Government has said the reconstruction of the Sango-Ota road on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway would be completed by December.
The government however refuted the allegation that its newly approved road project was to seek the people’s votes for the second-term ambition of the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun.
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The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Waheed Odusile, and his counterpart in the ministry of works and infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya, said the new road approval was prioritised due to the deplorable condition of the road and challenges confronting motorists. Akinsanya said contractors have already been mobilised to site.
US Senate Votes To Approve Sweden, Finland Joining NATO.
The United States (US) Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the accession of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on Wednesday, with the resolution gaining the support of ninety-five senators.
Also, the single dissenting vote came from Republican Senator, Josh Hawley of Missouri, who argued that there should be less focus on security in Europe and much more on the threat from China.
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However, US President, Joe Biden has strongly supported the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO and referred the matter to the Senate for consideration back in July.Until now, Finland and Sweden have been close partners, but not members, of the Western defence alliance.
APC Aspirant Loses Case To Have Ekiti Governor-Elect Disqualified.
The Ado-Ekiti Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday struck out a suit filed by Kayode Ojo of the APC challenging the nomination of Governor-elect Biodun Oyebanji by the party in the June 18 governorship election.
Delivering judgment on Thursday, Justice Babs Kuewumi upheld the preliminary objections by the APC in striking out the suit.
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The judge held that since the maker of the signature on the writ of summons and the plaintiff’s statement of claims could not be ascertained, thus, the irregularities made the process defective.
Mr Ojo, asked the court to declare him as the valid candidate of the APC in the January 27, 2020 APC governorship primary or nullify the entire shadow exercise.
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