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Ekiti PDP adopts Fayose’s Deputy as Sole Candidate

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and some topshots of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state have adopted his Deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola, from Ekiti South Senatorial District, as the preferred candidate of the party. The adoption of Fayose’s deputy as his successor less than 12 months to the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, may have foreclosed the aspiration ... Read More »

Kashamu to Makarfi “I am not afraid of Expulsion”

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, has warned Ahmed Makarfi, chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to stop threatening him with expulsion from the party. Kashamu, in a statement made available to INDEPENDENT on Wednesday, said he has done nothing to warrant being expelled from the party. He said: “Reference to comments credited to you ... Read More »

Nothing wrong with Endorsing Atiku-Alhassan, Women Affairs Minister

Sen. Aisha Alhassan, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, declared on Wednesday that those criticising her Sallah visit to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Yola, were being “mischievous”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes commentators on social media as alleging that Alhassan’s visit, during which she made philosophical comments on the 2019 presidential contest, was a tacit ... Read More »

Saraki showers love on wife, Toyin on her 53rd birthday

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday took to twitter to express his deep love and respect to his wife, Oluwatoyin on her 53rd birthday. Nigeria’s Number 3 citizen wrote on his official twitter handle @bukolasaraki “Happy Birthday to my dear wife, best friend and extraordinary mother of our children! @toyinsaraki, we love you dearly.” The message was retweeted hundreds ... Read More »

NAN Unions issue strike notice “They are unserious”-MD

Three labour unions in the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) have issued a 21-day strike notice to implement three demands. The unions are the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services (AUPCTRE) and the Radio, Television and Theatre Art Workers Union (RATTAWU). In a formal letter conveying the strike notice to management ... Read More »