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Buhari to spend N242.4billion on 2019 Elections

Nigeria’s President Buhari, on Tuesday told the National Assembly that the 2019 elections will cost N242.4 billion. The President disclosed this in a letter to the Senate on Tuesday which was read on the floor during plenary. According to Buhari, implementing a budget of N9.12 trillion for 2018 would be extremely challenging and therefore did not consider it expedient to ... Read More »

Muiz Banire becomes New AMCON Chair

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Muiz Banire, as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON. Buhari also appointed the chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service Commission. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary on Tuesday, read Buhari’s letters ... Read More »

Usain Bolt Set For Football Career

Eight-time Olympic champion, Usain Bolt, 31, who retired from athletics after August’s world championships in London,is set to begin another career as a footballer The avid Manchester United fan who has long dreamt of playing top-flight football has almost sealed a deal with an Australia-based club. The 100m and 200m world record-holder trained with Norwegian club, Stromsgodset, last month and ... Read More »

Liberian VP, Aisha Buhari, others set for AWLO 10th Anniversary Celebrations

African women at home and in the Diaspora will be given pride of place as the African Women Leadership Organisation (AWLO) holds its 10th Anniversary in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The anniversary will be celebrated via its yearly Women In Leadership Conference which has been slated from 19th-21at July 2018 at the Shehu Musa Yar Adua Centre with its theme as ... Read More »

Ekiti:Odumakin’s Women Arise Says Election was Free and Fair

Women Arise, one of the accredited observer group that observed the just concluded Ekiti State Governorship Election, said it “is pleased to inform the general public that the election was generally peaceful.”   The group’s statement reads further;   “The turn out of voters was impressive but was short if compared to the number of eligible voters who actually collected ... Read More »

#ekitidecides: PDP Candidate “Eleka Rejects Result”

  You are all aware of the unfortunate and dangerous events of the past 24 hours, in which our governorship election was hijacked by political desperadoes leveraging on “Federal might” to pervert the electoral process, subvert the will of Ekiti people, and viciously steal the mandate willingly and freely given to me on a massive scale by our people. PDP ... Read More »

#Ekitidecides: APC’s Fayemi Coasts To Victory

Fomer Minister and Former Governor, Dr John Kayode Fayemi has been re-elected as Governor of Ekiti State. According to the results of the poll announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Fayemi won in 12 of the 16 local governments, leaving only four LGs for Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.   Below are the ... Read More »

Fayemi To Fayose ” You Can’t Abort People’s Will”

  The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop nursing any plan to use thugs to abort the electoral will of Ekiti people as expressed through the ballot in today’s governorship poll in which the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, is coasting home to victory. A statement by the Director of Media and ... Read More »

#Ekitidecides: VC, LG Chairman held for election malpractice

Security agents, on Saturday, arrested the Vice Chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof Samuel Oye Bandele, for allegedly organising thugs to snatch ballot boxes in Ijesamodu, Ilejemeje Local Government of Ekiti State. It is believed the action was carried out to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) win the governorship election. Chairman of the Local Government, Sunday Johnson ... Read More »

Ambode Again, promises to airlift stranded Nigerian Supporters From Russia

Ambode arrived Russia last night for the World Cup finals between France and Croatia, and one of highlights of his arrival was that he pledged to help send Nigerians stuck in the country home. It has been earlier reported that about 300 Nigerians are stranded in Russia. Apparently, they came in to the country for the World Cup games, in ... Read More »