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Akeredolu Wins Ondo APC Guber Primary.
Governor of Ondo State, Mr Oluwatotimi Aketedolu, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary and has become the party’s candidate for the October 2020 Governorship Election in the state.
Akeredolu popularly called Aketi defeated seven other aspirants that contested against him after four other aspirants early Monday stepped down to support his second term project.
FCT Tops Daily COVID-19 Cases As Nigeria’s Infections Surpass 37, 000.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had the highest COVID-19 cases in Nigeria on Monday – 102 – as the country’s infections from the virus surpassed the 37, 000 mark.
This is according to the latest data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which revealed that the West African nation reported 562 fresh cases from the virus.
Oshiomhole angry Obaseki didn’t allow him become godfather – Edo.
The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, has said the ex-national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, is disappointed because Governor Godwin Obaseki refused to be used in his quest to become a godfather in the state.
BINANI Set to Float Domestic Airline.
As aviation authorities prepare for full resumption of flight operations in the country, BINANI Group of Companies is set to join the league of Nigeria’s domestic airlines.
The new carrier, branded BINANI AIR, according to our source, has already forwarded its application to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for operational licence.
Political associates from Adamawa State and indeed the North-east geopolitical zone are said to be excited at the giant strides of BINANI Group of Companies.
Their excitement, according to a source, was borne out of the pedigree and determination of the founder of BINANI Group, Senator Aishatu Binani.
We Can’t Stop Obaseki, Shaibu over APC's Suit, Says INEC.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said only the court could stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and his running mate, Hon. Philip Shaibu, from contesting the September 19 election in Edo State.
EFCC Restates Commitment to Buhari’s Anti-corruption Agenda.
In its first major official statement since the arrest, detention and suspension of its acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday declared that it is still committed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption drive.
It said in spite of recent developments at the agency, operations at the headquarters and its zonal offices nationwide were running smoothly and seamlessly.
Rivers APC crises: It’ll be tough to reconcile Amaechi, Abe.
Achieftain of the All progressives Congress (APC) and former governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Tonye Princewill has decried the crises in the party and called on members to close ranks to move it forward.
When quized on why it has proved difficult for Amaechi and Senator Abe to bury their differences in the interest of Rivers APC; and in the 2019 elections, the PDP won all the elective positions in Rivers State without batting an eyelid because the two APC factions failed to agree, he said;
"First, let me quickly correct you. There are more than two factions. There is the Amaechi faction which is by far the majority of the party, then there is the Abe faction which successfully thwarted us from presenting candidates in the 2019 election."
"In recent months, there is now the emergence from the same Amaechi faction of an Igo Aguma faction. When it emerged, I raised the alarm because I saw it as just as disruptive, if not more so. But I’ll come back to that."
"On the question of my two elder brothers coming back together, that will be tough for several reasons. A lot of water has now gone under the bridge and egos have been severely bruised. Trust is now a major problem.
"As many of you know, there are two major political parties in Nigeria. When you despise your own party members so much so that you don’t mind them losing an election to the other party, a line has been crossed. Incidentally, the dynamic between Aguma and the Amaechi faction is also similar."
Flood sacks Delta communities.
Flood has sacked some communities in Delta State following three days of heavy downpour that climaxed on Monday.
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