Deregistered pol parties won’t be part of Ondo, Edo elections —INEC

Deregistered pol parties won’t be part of Ondo, Edo elections —INEC

By: Ade Adeleke The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has declared that the deregistered political parties that got judgement at the Appeal court yesterday will not be part of Ondo and Edo state governorship elections. The Chief press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi stated this while speaking at a webinar organised by the International Press Centre (IPC) for journalists in ondo state ahead of the gubernatorial election. The training is tagged, “WEBINAR/VIRTUAL…

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Appeal Court overrules itself over deregistered pol parties

Appeal Court overrules itself over deregistered pol parties

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Monday overruled itself in the case of deregistration of 22 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a very rare occurrence, the appellate Court delivered a conflicting judgment by ordering INEC to reinstate the 22 deregistered parties when the same Court had earlier in the month in the case of National Unity Party upheld and validated the power of INEC to deregister the Parties….

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COVID-19 tears Community apart, as youths use dangerous weapons against Monarch

COVID-19 tears Community apart, as youths use dangerous weapons against Monarch

The ravaging COVID-19 pandemic has torn apart a community as this year’s Ogun Onire festival took a different dimension in Ire Ekiti SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that some hoodlums in Ire Ekiti, allegedly destroyed property in the palace of Onire of Ire Ekiti, Oba Bobade Adeleke. An eyewitness told newsmen that as if that was not enough, report has it that the same group of people vandalized police vehicle in the community. The Onire of Ire Ekiti,…

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2023: South should produce Buhari’s successor —El-rufai

2023: South should produce Buhari’s successor —El-rufai

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South. The Nation reports that he also denied nursing any presidential ambition, saying he does not want to be President. El-Rufa’i stated these in an interview with the Hausa service of the BBC monitored by our correspondent in…

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“Edo: Emergence of new Speaker good omen for APC ahead of Guber polls”

“Edo: Emergence of new Speaker good omen for APC ahead of Guber polls”

……… Ensure protection of 17 Edo lawmakers to hold sittings —FG tells IGP. ……. PDP won’t allow impeachment of Obaseki —PDP, Wike. ……Obaseki behaving like dictator —Tinubu. Kano Governor and Chairman of the Edo State Gubernatorial Campaign Council for All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Ganduje has congratulated new Edo Speaker Victor Edoror. His Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Abba Anwar, said the Governor also congratulated all the newly elected principal officers. Ganduje said with the new…

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How Edo Dep Speaker was impeached by 7 pro-Obaseki lawmakers inside Govt House

How Edo Dep Speaker was impeached by 7 pro-Obaseki lawmakers inside Govt House

Impeached Edo Deputy Speaker Yekini Idaiye was removed by seven pro-Governor Godwin Obaseki in Government House, Benin for allegedly endorsing All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, The Nation has learnt. But the seven lawmakers led by Speaker Francis Okiye claimed Idaiye, who represents Akoko-Edo constituency I, was removed on grounds of gross misconduct and divulging of official secrets. The Nation gathered the pro-Obaseki lawmakers had been sitting inside Government House for over…

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Investigate, report Campaign finance, COVID-19 funds —Experts tell Journalists

Investigate, report Campaign finance, COVID-19 funds —Experts tell Journalists

By: Ade Adeleke Journalists and media professionals have been tasked to give top priority to the use of the freedom of Information, FOI Act to investigate and report campaign finance and COVID-19 funds spending especially as the country battles the pandemic and prepares for governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. Resource persons and media experts gave the charge at the ongoing 2-days ‘Media Training Workshops on Using FOI Act for investigative reporting of campaign…

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Has Akeredolu actually broken 116years Bitumen jinx in Ondo?

Has Akeredolu actually broken 116years Bitumen jinx in Ondo?

AT LAST, AKEREDOLU CRACKS THE BITUMEN NUT By: Ojo Oyewamide The Southern part of Ondo state carries in its belly one of the largest reserves of bitumen in the world. The natural gift is estimated to be about 42 billion barrels. It is said to have been discovered in the year 1904. For decades, exploitation of the bitumen deposits appeared to be a hard nut to crack. The jinx, however, has finally been broken by…

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FOI Act on Campaign Finance, COVID-19: IPC sets to train journalists from Edo, Ondo, Lagos, 4 others

FOI Act on Campaign Finance, COVID-19: IPC sets to train journalists from Edo, Ondo, Lagos, 4 others

By: Ade Adeleke The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria will train 25 journalists on using FOI for investigative reporting of campaign finance and covid-19 accountability issues on August 5 and 6 in Lagos. The workshop, organized in partnership with Media Rights Agenda (MRA), is part of activities under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Project. According to a press statement signed by SANMI FALOBI, IPC Programme…

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How families can help in ending Rape —Experts

How families can help in ending Rape —Experts

An advocate against Rape, Mr Dipo Olukemi has said the battle against the scourge must begin from the family. Mr Olukemi while speaking on an online forum themed PERVERSION: SAY NO TO RAPE, explained that both the perpetrators and victims of rape emerge from the family hence the need to address the root which is the family. He maintained that frequency of rape indicated there was need for more commitment on the part of parents…

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