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Ekiti Gov Pre-Election Poll: Eleka In Strong Lead Over Fayemi

Ahead of the July 14th 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, a new public opinion poll by NOIPolls has again tipped Professor Kolapo Olusola (Eleka), candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) to win the governorship race over Dr. John Kayode Fayemi (JKF), candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This 2nd poll conducted in the first four days of the election ...

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Ekiti Governorship Election: APC Faults PDP Over Claim On Police Deployment

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that policemen were drafted to Ekiti State to harass PDP supporters in Saturday’s governorship election in favour of the APC Governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. In a statement, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said, “As usual with elections, extra security ...

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Oil Industry Threatens Over 6.5 Million People In Niger Delta – Environmentalist

A renowned environmentalist, Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, has said that over 6.5million people involved in fishing-related activities in the Niger Delta are threatened by oil industry which employs some 5,000 people. Bassey made this known during a one-day summit in Yenagoa on Wednesday with the theme, “Key Indices for Visionary Leadership, Good Governance and Sustainable Development in Bayelsa State’. The summit ...

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Ambode Hosts 11-Year-Old Artist Who Drew Macron’s Portrait In Two Hours

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday hosted an 11-year-old hyperrealist artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan, who drew a stunning portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron, in just two hours on the spot during the President’s visit to the new Afrika Shrine in Lagos. Governor Ambode, who hosted the artist alongside his parents, teachers and instructor, promised to give him ...

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Four-Year-Old Child Disappears During Service At Christ Embassy

The family members of a four-year-old, Elo Ogidi, are in distress over the disappearance of the child during a church service at the headquarters of the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Lagos. PUNCH Metro learnt that Elo was with the maid during the church’s children thanksgiving service last Sunday when she went missing. The Personal Assistant to Elo’s father, Solo Cosmos, told ...

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Exemption Certificate Allegedly Issued To Adeosun Fake – Ex-NYSC Director

A former Director of Mobilisation at the National Youth Service Corps, Anthony Ani, says the certificate of exemption purportedly issued by the NYSC to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, is fake. Ani said this during an interview on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday. He said, “The NYSC cannot issue that kind of certificate. Yes, the one reported by Premium ...

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Buhari Creates Unit To Snoop On Illegal Money Transfers

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit bill (NFIU) 2018 into law, creating a body that will henceforth monitor illegal money transfers and money laundering. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, confirmed this development while briefing State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the Nigerian ...

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Ambode Swears In Six New Permanent Secretaries

…tasks appointees to add value to governance Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday swore-in six new Permanent Secretaries into the State Public Service, with a charge on them to contribute to the ongoing efforts by his administration to build a modern smart-city for the benefits of residents and visitors. Speaking at the brief but impressive swearing-in ceremony held ...

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Fayose Cries At PDP Rally, Says Policemen Slapped And Shot At Him

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, broke down on Wednesday while accusing a policeman of beating and shooting at him. Channels Television reports that Fayose made the allegation in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital at a rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “They (the police) are beating anybody who has any sign of PDP on them. They are ...

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Breaking: Security Operatives Brutalize Gov Fayose

Security operatives attached to Ekiti Government House have allegedly brutalized Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose. NewsProbe gathered that Fayose was tear-gassed and pulled on the floor by the operatives. The Governor had earlier raised the alarm over heavy shooting in front of the government house, saying, “We will remain undeterred. Power of God and the people will prevail over federal power.” ...

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