Tinubu, Ambode, Lagosians defy downpour for Eyo Festival

Activities on the ever busy Lagos Island were yesterday put on hold as the iconic Lagos Eyo Festival was celebrated with pomp and pageantry. This was even as the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode led other dignitaries to appreciate the Eyo Masquerades. As early as 7am, hundreds of Eyo Masquerades comprising of the young and old had stormed the major streets on Lagos Island before heading to the Tafawa Balewa Square where they put up a colourful display to the…

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Ambode, Tinubu, Adebule, others canvass girl-child education

Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, deputy governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Adebule, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and President of Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mrs Nike Akande yesterday joined other eminent Nigerian women to call for girl-child education. They said for the nation to completely eradicate poverty with women to raise the banner of excellence in their chosen career, there was the need for the nation to prioritise education of the girl-child. They spoke at a symposium marking Lagos @50 with the theme: “The…

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Jonathan, Tinubu, govs storm IBB’s daughter’s wedding

Dignitaries bring in 26 private jets     Minna, the Niger State capital, yesterday experienced gridlock as former President Goodluck Jonathan led other top dignitaries which comprised state governors, business moguls, senators and top politicians to the wedding between the daughter of former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida and the Sarkin Sudan of Gombe, Alwak Lawal Abdullahi. The security around the Minna metropolis and roads leading to the hilltop mansion of Babangida was tightened as early as 7am, as the Minna International Airport played host to at least 26 private…

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Tinubu, Bello, PFN laud Buhari on Chibok girls

More commendations yesterday trailed the release of 82 students of the Chibok Secondary School to the Federal Government by Boko Haram insurgents. A former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress National Stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Penticostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN and the Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello were among those who praised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for its effort. Tinubu said that the release of the schoolgirls showed that the president has kept his eyes on the true objective. In a statement by the Tinubu…

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Buhari, Saraki, Kalu, Tinubu, Ooni, others mourn Adeleke

Sympathisers, associates and family members wept profusely as the body of the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, arrived his country home in Ede from Bicket Hospital, Osogbo where he died yesterday. The body was brought to his house about 1 p.m. in a wine Sienna bus. Meanwhile, irate youths took to the major streets of the town to protest his death which they said was not ‘natural’. The indigenes of the town attributed his death to spiritual forces from politicians, who felt threatened by his political…

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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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Fawehinmi: Why Senate can’t compel FG to sack Magu

Mohammed Fawehinmi, scion of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi law dynasty in this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, speaks on the Senate, Presidency’s face-off, rejection of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, former Adamawa state’s governor, Bala Ngilari’s post-conviction bail, democratization of SAN award and sundry issues     There seems to be a crack in the Senate, Presidency relationship over the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu’s rejection as the agency’s czar by the Senate. What does this portend…

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