Battle to change political fortune

Ogun West: On a date with history Ogun West and the battle for Amosun’s seat In the 41 years existence of Ogun State, only two out of the three senatorial districts in the state have produced governors between themselves. In this report, WALE ELEGBEDE writes on the renewed vigour and resilience of Ogun West senatorial district to break the jinx in 2019 “In the interest of justice and fairness, Ogun West Senatorial district should be given the slot to produce the next governor of the state. If Ijebu and Egba…

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Abuja airport runway ready today –FAAN

  NCAA: Project 99 per cent completed Airport opens Wednesday   The runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be ready today, two days ahead of the deadline. Managing Director Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, gave the assurance in Abuja yesterday. “We will be ready April 17, but we are leaving the remaining two days for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). They have to certify that what we have done is in accordance with their standards. “If there is any obseration as a…

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Constituency projects not drain pipes – Saraki

  Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, says contrary to criticism, constituency projects allocated to federal lawmakers are not avenues for siphoning public funds. Indeed, Saraki,  while speaking in Ilorin, Kwara State, soon after he was turbaned  as Baba Adini  of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria, insisted that provision  should be made for constituency projects for execution by lawmakers across the country because it would allow them to impact on the lives of their constituents. The Senate President, who also inspected the sites of his ongoing constituency projects across the…

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Nigeria is not ripe for Diaspora, electronic voting -Rep Garba

Hon. Abubakar Kannaike Garba represents Ilorin East/Ilorin South Federal Constituency of Kwara State and is the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Works. In this interview with PHILIP NYAM, he speaks on a wide range of issues including the delay in the passage of budget, the problem associated with credit facilities for farmers and SME’s and the use of card reader and electronic voting system in the country   The issue of late passage of the budget has remained an albatross in the country and the 2017…

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Igbo presidency’ll guarantee Nigeria’s unity –Nwodo

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. OkwesiliEze Nwodo, yesterday said only Igbo presidency would guarantee the unity of the Nigeria. Nwodo, a former governor of the old Enugu State, also said the Igbo presidency would ensure equity and fairness in the country. He urged Nigerians to embrace the support for Igbo presidency because it is a veritable means of achieving the desired unity in the country. He spoke in Uburu Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State during the International Easter Retreat for Ndigbo at…

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