BREAKING! Osun Rerun: Omisore chooses APC above PDP

  Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has agreed to form an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Osun rerun election. Omisore told journalists in Ile Ife on Wednesday that he decided to support the APC after the party accepted the conditions he gave earlier for his support. The SDP candidate had said he would only support any party (between PDP and APC) that agrees to uphold SDP’s core values. He said he informed both the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of his conditions. The conditions include…

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NLC Insists On Total Strike After Meeting with FG failed

A last minute effort by the federal government to prevent a workers strike has failed. SUNCITY NEWS earlier reported how the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Ayuba Wabba, declared a total strike at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday. The strike is to start at 12:00 midnight on Wednesday. After the meeting, the NLC leaders attended a meeting called by the Minster of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to work out a way of averting the strike. Mr Wabba said, at the end of the meeting with the government…

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Lagos 2019: My return will guarantee the stability of Lagos’s growing economy -Governor Ambode

… Says second term needed for stable, robust economy Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s Primary Election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries. In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the…

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Osun poll outcome indicates Buhari could lose in 2019- American Firm

A New York-based analysis firm, Teneo Intelligence, has said the outcome of the Osun governorship election is an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari could lose in 2019. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured the highest votes in the poll which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared inconclusive. Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the PDP, polled 254,699, while his closest challenger, Isiaka Oyetola of the All progressives Congress (APC) had 254,345 votes. In a report by Bloomberg, the intelligence firm said if the opposition managed to unite, the February election would…

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Osun re-run: PDP Releases number of PVCs collected in affected units, as AIED dares INEC

The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to prove its unbiased stand by releasing the total number of permanent voter’s cards collected in the seven polling units slated for supplementary election in Osun State. INEC will on Thursday conduct a re-run election in four local governments. In a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Comrade O’Seun John, on Tuesday, AIED raised concern over the independence of the commission amidst the allegations of complicity by its officials. It reads:…

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Why Edo Governor Obaseki Slept At UN Conference – Official

The Edo State Government has reacted to pictures of Godwin Obaseki sleeping while President Muhammadu Buhari was delivering his speech at the United Nation’s conference in New York. A statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, the special adviser to the governor on media and communication strategy, said Mr Obaseki can also experience fatigue and exhaustion, an indisputable fact of life, to which all humans are susceptible. “Our attention has been drawn to a mischievous campaign designed to smear the image of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Governor Obaseki. “The disparagers have…

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VIDEO: Conference of 57 Endorses Sanwo-olu over Ambode Ahead Direct Primaries In Lagos

Contenders in the governorship race of Lagos state, under platform of All Progress Congress (APC), against former Commissioner for Establishment, who is also an aspirant, would have to battle their ways through an association of 57 chairmen from 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) who had just officially endorsed Sanwo-olu as their preferred candidate ahead of gubernatorial direct primary in the state. The councils’ chairmen, under aegis of conference 57, unanimously said that they were solidly behind the governorship aspirant, just as they assured…

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OSUN RE-RUN: VOTE BUYING ALLEGEDLY RANGES FROM N50,000 to N100,000, AS MILITARY REPLACES POLICE

There is palpable tension in Osun ahead of the rerun election slated for Thursday, as hundreds of military personnel replace police to provide security during the exercise. Our reporter on Wednesday morning observed heavy deployment of military men in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, and Ifon, in Orolu local government, while several other military vehicles were moving towards Ile-Ife. A reliable security source told our reporter that the decision to change the security architecture of the state against the Thursday’s rerun election was mandated from the “top” to give some…

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Photo: How D’Tigress beat Argentina 75-70 in ongoing 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

Nigeria’s D’Tigress made it two wins from three games after they defeated Argentina in their last group game. D’Tigress are through from the group stages of the women’s world cup (FIBA) Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress beat Argentina 75-70 in their last group game of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup played on Tuesday, September 25. A victory for D’Tigress will enhance their chances of a quarterfinal showdown while Argentina needed to win big against Nigeria after two consecutive losses to Turkey and Australia. Otis Hughley had his work cut out for him after a…

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Why my ADC was arrested – Aisha Buhari

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that she had no hand in the arrest and detention of her Aide De Camp, Sani Baban-Inna. In a statement issued on her behalf by her Director of Information,  Suleiman Haruna, the wife of the President said Baban-Inna, Chief Superintendent of Police, was arrested by the police for using his position as her ADC to dupe people. Mrs. Buhari, who is currently on a trip with her husband to the United States, said Baba-Inna had been her ADC sine 2016, but was…

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