Kanye West breaks ranks with Trump, vows to win presidential race

Kanye West breaks ranks with Trump, vows to win presidential race

Rapper Kanye West signalled he no longer supports U.S. President Donald Trump and said he had entered the presidential race to win it, in an interview published on Wednesday. Kanye West, previously a vocal supporter of Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020. “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview. Like anything I’ve ever done in my life, I’m doing this to win,’’ West told Forbes, referring to Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. He told the magazine he…

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Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu recovers from COVID-19

Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu recovers from COVID-19

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has recovered from COVID-19. He announced this at a press conference on Monday, July 6. The governor who tested positive for the novel virus on June 30, said another test carried out on him returned negative today. ”I tested positive for the virus and immediately went into isolation with supervised home management. Those days in isolation were defining periods for me.  After some days in isolation, our team of doctors decided to take my sample and I was tested again in accordance with the treatment protocol of…

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President Buhari is man of the moment for the Igbos and the entire South-East – Billionaire oil magnate, Arthur Eze

President Buhari is man of the moment for the Igbos and the entire South-East - Billionaire oil magnate, Arthur Eze

Billionaire oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, has said that the Igbos support President  Buhari and will remain loyal to him for his “tremendous provision of economic and infrastructural facilities” in the South-East since he assumed office in 2015. In a statement released by his media aide, Oliver Okpala, Eze said Igbos have benefitted massively from the Buhari-led administration. According to him, projects such as the 2nd Niger Bridge, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport and the creation of zonal police headquarters (zone 13) at Ukpo Dunukofia in Anambra State, attests to the fact that Igbos have benefitted immensely from…

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Buhari reappoints Danbatta as EVC/CEO of NCC

Buhari reappoints Danbatta as EVC/CEO of NCC

President Buhari has reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This was conveyed in a letter which Senate President Ahmad Lawan read at the plenary today July 7. President Buhari requested for screening and confirmation of Danbatta as EVC/CEO of NCC for a second term in the letter.

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Senate ask FG to rename Ibadan Airport after former Oyo State Gov. Abiola Ajimobi

Senate ask FG to rename Ibadan Airport after former Oyo State Gov. Abiola Ajimobi

The Senate has asked the Federal Government to rename the Ibadan Airport after the late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Ajimobi died on June 25, of COVID-19 complications. At the Senate plenary on Tuesday July 7, Senator Abdulfatahi Buhari moved the motion proposing the renaming of the airport after Ajimobi and it was seconded by Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Senator Buhari had eulogized the late Ajimobi, who was a member of the 5th Senate from 2003 to 2007. The red chamber thereafter observed a minute silence in honor of…

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I’m happy APC is in crisis. I hope they continue to make mistakes – Governor Nyesom Wike

I’m happy APC is in crisis. I hope they continue to make mistakes - Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state says he is happy about the crisis rocking the ruling APC and prays that the party continues to make mistakes and remain in crisis. Wike, a chieftain of the PDP, said this in a recent interview with Arise TV. “I am happy that APC is in crisis. It is not my business to help APC to be united. Remember that we also had our own crisis under Ali Modu Sheriff and APC jubilated about it then. It is my prayer that they should continue to…

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Oyo state government denies claims of delaying the funeral of ex-governor Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo state government denies claims of delaying the funeral of ex-governor Abiola Ajimobi

The Oyo State Government has denied allegations it is responsible for the delay in the burial of a former governor of the state, Abiola AJimobi, who died from multiple failed organs due to COVID-19 complications in a private hospital in Lagos on Thursday, June 25. Rumors have been rife online that the family of the deceased governor and the state government were at loggerheads over where Ajimobi will be laid to rest. However, in a statement released this morning, the Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, described the rumors…

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Former Governor Abiola Ajimobi laid to rest in Ibadan – Photo Speaks

The remains of former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has been laid to rest in Ibadan, Oyo state today Sunday, June 27. The former governor who died on Thursday, June 25 in Lagos from COVID19 complications, was buried at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, according to Islamic injunction. The funeral which was conducted in line with NCDC guidelines for the burial of COVID19 patients, was attended by his wife Florence Ajimobi and other members of his family, all not more than 20…

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Edo Assembly relocates sitting venue to old legislative chambers

Edo Assembly relocates sitting venue to old legislative chambers

The Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday, moved its sitting to the old legislative chambers, situated inside Government House in Benin. The relocation of sitting venue is contained in a statement signed by the Clerk of the House, Yahaya Omogbai, in Benin. “Following the ongoing fumigation exercise and renovation of the Edo House of Assembly, the leadership of the house has decided that its plenary session shall resume on Monday June, 29, 2020 at 10.00 a.m. at the Old Legislative Chambers at Dennis Osadebey Avenue, G.R.A, Benin City, pending the…

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APC: What manner of an emergency NEC meeting?

APC: What manner of an emergency NEC meeting?

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is enveloped in anxiety as it holds an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting today in an atmosphere of division, suspicion and crisis. Definitely, the NEC members are not in one accord. The outcome of the meeting will have implications for the future survival of a ruling party that has failed to put its house in order and manage its achievements. Will the outcome calm nerves, restore peace, foster cohesion and resolve the protracted leadership tussle? Or will it escalate the conflicts, heighten the acrimony…

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