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1. Edo Poll: APC Women assures Ize-Iyamu of victory

The Women Group of the All Progressives Congress, Edo State Chapter, has assured the governorship candidate of the party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a resounding victory at the polls on the 19th September.

The leader of the group, Hon. Patricia Okoebor Benson, gave the assurance on Monday during the inauguration of the sub-committees of the APC Women Campaign Council for the Governorship Election in Benin.

Hon. Patricia Okoebor Benson said the inauguration of the sub-committees was done to intensify mobilization efforts of millions of Edo women who have already expressed the desire to elect Pastor Ize-Iyamu and is part of the strategies put in place to ensure a comprehensive victory for the party’s candidate.


2. Buhari prays for Saudi Monarch, King Salman’s quick recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Monday sent a passionate get well message to Saudi ruler and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, who has been hospitalized. The message was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja. Also read: COVID-19: Give us bones of our king for proper burial, family begs Rivers govt The President Buhari in the message said: “On behalf of myself, government and people of Nigeria, I pray for the speedy and full recovery of the Saudi King, one of the finest leaders I have ever met in the course of my interactions with world leaders. “King Salman is a true friend of Nigeria who has never failed to identify with us at all times through important collaborations and cooperation.


3. Oyo traditional rulers, politicians urge Lawan to take a shot at 2023 Presidency

AHEAD of 2023 Presidential election, leaders, comprising of traditional rulers and Politicians from Oke – Ogun zone, Oyo State, Monday stormed the National Assembly, Abuja and urged the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan to take a shot at the number one position of the country.

The leaders made the call during their courtesy visit to Lawan Monday after attending the public hearing on a bill seeking for the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture and Technology Oke – Ogun, Oyo State.

The call on him to contest for the position of President is coming barely twenty-four hours after Lawan denied reports of plans to run for the Presidency, come 2023, just as he described such insinuations as beer parlour talks.

In a statement in Abuja on Saturday by his Special Adviser, Media, Lawan who noted that he will not be distracted by what he termed, false report under reference, said however that it was premature for anybody to be talking now about 2023 when all hands should be on deck against the myriad of challenges that face the country at the moment.


4. Insecurity: Terrorism, banditry will end if Nigerians want it ― Buratai

CHIEF of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai on Monday said that terrorism and banditry will end in the country any time Nigerians want it to end.

The Chief of Army Staff also said that over 99 per cent of kidnappers, bandits and armed robbers are Nigerians even as he said that terrorism and kidnapping had been an age-long security challenge in the country.

Briefing State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Gen. Buratai pleaded with the media not to be giving undue publicity to the criminal elements in the country, saying that publicity is the oxygen that emboldens them to perpetuate their dastardly act.


4. Insecurity: 90% of kidnappers, bandits are Nigerians — Buratai

CHIEF of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai on Monday said that over 90 per cent of kidnappers, bandits and armed robbers are Nigerians.

The Chief of Army Staff also said that if Nigerians want the banditry to end in the shortest time, it would end even as he said that terrorism and kidnapping had been an age-long security challenge in the country.

Briefing State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Gen. Buratai said there is the need for the citizens to be involved in sharing information with security personnel.


5. ONDO APC primary: Accreditation of delegates kick off smoothly after Akeredolu, Oke, others arrived venue

THE accreditation of over 3000 delegates who will elect a governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress kicked off today smoothly.

Delegates from the 18 council areas of the state were accredited after which the election accreditations, various canopies were installed and tagged according to the 18 local government areas.

With the withdrawal of four aspirants, Ife Oyedele, Dr Segun Abraham, Jimi Odimayo and Nathaniel Adojutelegan, only eight aspirants will participate in the election.

The eight aspirants include the incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Olusola Oke, Olayide Adelami, Isaacs Kekemeke, Jumoke Anifowose, Sola Iji, Awodeyi Akinsehinwa and Bukola Adetula.

The exercise commenced at 1pm with delegates from Akoko Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest local government areas.


6. ONDO 2020: Why we stepped down for Akeredolu Aspirants

The three governorship aspirants of the All Progressive Congress in Ondo state who stepped down for the incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu gave reasons for their action.

The aspirants include Dr. Olusegun Abraham, Jimi Odimayo, and Nathaniel Adojutelegan.

Recall that lfe Oyedele stepped down for Akeredolu on Sunday.

Abraham said he stepped down “in line with the party decision and respect of party supremacy.

In a statement he issued after stepping down, Abraham said “My good people of Ondo state and the All Progressives Congress party faithful, in line with the party decision and respect of party supremacy, I hereby announce my stepping down from the APC 2020 gubernatorial primary election of our dear state.


7. COVID-19: Oyo now ready to conduct WAEC, other external exams — SUBEB Chair

THE Oyo State Government has disclosed its readiness to present students in the state for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as well as other external examinations as the world prepared for post-COVID-19 realities.

The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr Nureni Adeniran said this in Ibadan on Monday, while leading members of the board and management of SUBEB to Islamic Mission Schools 1 and II, Bode and UMC Demonstration Basic Schools I, II and III, Molete, Ibadan to warn owners of shanties and illegal structures around the schools’ environments.


8. COVID-19: Gov Sule seeks Assembly’s approval of N62.96bn 2020 revised budget

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule Monday presented a revised 2020 budget of N62.96bn to the state house of assembly for consideration and approval occasioned by the effects of coronavirus on the economy.

The Speaker, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi announced this after the Majority Leader of the House, Tanko Tunga APC Awe North read the governor’s letter at the House plenary in Lafia.

Balarabe Abdullahi said the revised budget tagged”Budget of Inclusive Development” became necessary following the effect of Coronavirus pandemic on the socio-economic activities of the state.


9. Edo College of Education workers protest 11 months unpaid salaries

WORKERS and pensioners of the College of Education, Ekiadolor in Edo State Monday protested the none payment of their salaries and allowances for the past 11 months.

The workers who dressed in all black attires and with several placards displaying anti-government slogans protested through the streets of Benin to the government house where no government official came out to address the protesting workers.

The protesters vowed to continue to protests on a daily basis until they were attended to, noting that they are tired of being turned to beggars to meet their family responsibilities.

Leader of the protesters who is also the chairman of the College of Education Academic Union, COEASU, Comrade Fred Omonuwa, also said they won’t be blackmailed on the altar of politics for demanding for their rights.


11. Cleaner initiative: Firm seeks collaboration with Lagos on waste magt

A firm, Istabod Integrated Resources has expressed readiness to collaborate with the Lagos State Government in the area of waste management towards enhancing a cleaner, healthier environment for its residents.

The firm’s Public Affairs, Communication, Mr. Shola Olaleye, disclosed this at a media briefing in, Ikeja, Lagos.

According to Olaleye, the move was parts of the firm’s effort to boost the cleaners Lagos initiatives being championed by the state Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources and Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, saying it has concluded plans to collaborate with government to empower its teeming streets sweepers.

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