‘Atiku Will Lead Nigeria Out Of Bondage’ Lagos PDP Chiefs

Ahead of the commencement of presidential campaign as permitted by INEC, a group of leaders in Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday affirmed its support for the party’s More »

Ayefele Thanks Ajimobi For Rebuilding Fresh FM

Popular musician and Chairman of foremost radio station-Fresh 105.9FM, Ibadan Dr. Yinka Ayefele, MON has showered encomiums on the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi for fulfilling his promise to More »

Ogun 2019; ‘Return Akinlade’ Amosun’s Loyalists Give Condition For Peace

A Presidential Reconciliatory Committee, yesterday held a closed door meeting with the aggrieved candidates of the All Proressives Congress loyal to the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in Abeokuta. The three-man More »

‘Employ Creative Ways To Increase IGR Instead Of Downsizing’ Makinde Tells Governors

The gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has berated the Governors’ Forum for threatening to sack workers before it can implement the ₦ 30,000 minimum More »

‘Why I left PDP’ Akpabio

Senator (Dr.) Godswill Obot Akpabio is the current senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West in the Senate. He is the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State and a lawyer. The former minority More »

 

‘Atiku Will Lead Nigeria Out Of Bondage’ Lagos PDP Chiefs

Ahead of the commencement of presidential campaign as permitted by INEC, a group of leaders in Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday affirmed its support for the party’s candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar saying he is the one that could lead Nigeria out of political and economic bondage it had found itself currently.

The leaders, including a founding member of PDP, Chief Amos Olayinka; a key member of Friend of Waziri Adamawa , Barrister Olisa Phil Ashiri and Olufemi Folorunsho, said this at a press conference in Ikeja, lamenting that the country was in bondage currently under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led government as Nigerians were hungry and angry and would take purposeful people like Alhaji Abubakar to save the situation come 2019.According to Chief Olayinka, who described himself as a committed Atiku loyalist, nothing appeared to be working in the country anymore in terms of healthcare delivery, power supply, among others, saying that Nigeria was now retrogressing and the international community now looked at her as a laughing stock.

This was just as he contended that restructuring the country, which the PDP presidential candidate had agree to implement, come 2019 if elected into office, would bring about checks and balances and also reduce corruption while allowing each of the states in the country to develop faster than imagined.

Ayefele Thanks Ajimobi For Rebuilding Fresh FM

Popular musician and Chairman of foremost radio station-Fresh 105.9FM, Ibadan Dr. Yinka Ayefele, MON has showered encomiums on the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi for fulfilling his promise to rebuild the Music House.

In a statement personally signed by him and made available to journalists, Ayefele said the Governor has a choice to ask him to go and rebuild the Music House but he was magnanimous and compassionate to have promised to rebuild the Music House Complex. “It is not common to find government doing that, anything near that is to allow you to rebuild it yourself but here the Governor promised and he has fulfilled his promise”, said Ayefele in the release.

”Let me use this opportunity to register my heart-felt gratitude and sincere appreciation to my Governor, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi for his prompt positive response to our plight. It is not our right but the Governor only showed us mercy by offering to help us to rebuild the Music House. He, has, through this magnanimity help us to right our wrong and we’ll be eternally grateful to him.

“I was surprised to see some Engineers reportedly from the Governor’s office some weeks ago on the instruction of the state government to start work on the Music House. I had thought it would be the usual promise but our dear Governor proved us wrong and with this development he has demonstrated the qualities only found in true and exceptional leaders”, the statement added.

Recalled that Oyo State Government demolished some parts of the Music House Complex in the wee hours of Sunday, 19th August, 2018 after serving the management a three days demolition notice for allegedly contravening building plan.

story by Ayanda Ayotunde

Ogun 2019; ‘Return Akinlade’ Amosun’s Loyalists Give Condition For Peace

A Presidential Reconciliatory Committee, yesterday held a closed door meeting with the aggrieved candidates of the All Proressives Congress loyal to the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in Abeokuta.

The three-man committee, headed by a Zonal Coordinator of the committee, Sandra Oladele met with all the 26 candidates who were declared winners of the October 7 legislative Primary by the National Working Committee but had their names replaced.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the state Chairman of the Party, Chief Derin Adebiyi, said the only solution to the crisis is for the National Working Committee to return their alleged stolen mandates.

Adebiyi, who was represented by Ogun Central Chairman of the party, Chief Yomi Ademefun, read the group’s long list of demands for peace.

He said the NWC must “Declare the primary election that produced Hon. Abdulkadir Adekunle Akinlade that took place across Ogun State on October 2 as the authentic APC governorship candidate.

“Declare the result of the State Assembly election that took place in Ogun State, October 7th, that produced the 26 State house of Assembly candidates as authentic APC candidates.

“Submit the names of Hon. Abdulkadir Adekunle who won the 2nd October governorship primary to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“Submit the names of 26 Ogun State House of Assembly candidates that won the October 7 primary election as announced by the National Working Committee

‘Employ Creative Ways To Increase IGR Instead Of Downsizing’ Makinde Tells Governors

The gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has berated the Governors’ Forum for threatening to sack workers before it can implement the ₦ 30,000 minimum wage in their respective states.

In a statement signed by the Director of Communication and Strategy, Prince Dotun Oyelade, the candidate said that while it is true that Governor Ajimobi of Oyo state has been consistent in his threat to reduce the workforce and had made good on this in the past, what the Governors’ Forum should have prioritised are improved dialogue with the workers, employ more creative ways to increase internally generated revenues and intensify efforts on the Federal government and the National Assembly to review the National Revenue Formula in favour of the states.
Engr Seyi Makinde said that with good husbanding of Oyo State” resources, the blocking of all financial loopholes, improved Internally Generated Revenue initiatives and freedom from the shackles of huge loan servicing, Oyo State can live comfortably within its means.
He went further to re-iterate that his government will lead the way in galvanising others in the fight for resource control saying that our mineral resources such as granite and marble will be used to revolutionise development.
Engr Makinde frowned at the comments of those who are clamouring for the continuity of Governor Ajimobi’s legacy. He said the masses are desirous of fresh ideas that make people the pillar of government policies and not “contract induced infrastuctures that benefit only the rich and the privileged, most of whom repatriate the financial proceeds to their base which unfortunately is not Oyo State”.

‘Why I left PDP’ Akpabio

Senator (Dr.) Godswill Obot Akpabio is the current senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West in the Senate. He is the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State and a lawyer. The former minority leader spoke with a group of Journalists led by Wole Arisekola in his house in Uyo on some national issues.

Bad leadership and corruption have been a canker stunting the growth of this country, how can we get it right ahead of 2019 elections?

It depends on what you mean by bad leadership because the followers determine the leadership, in my state for instance in 2006/2007 the people slept on the road and shouted let “Godswill be done” and they wanted me to be the governor of Akwa Ibom State because they felt they could trust me and they knew their lives would change and so I had the opportunity to be the governor for eight years. I don’t know the circumstances of other states and I haven’t had the privilege of running the affairs of Nigeria. So when we talk about leadership I would think that the society get the kind of leadership that they deserves my people got me in 2007 to 2015 and we brought about what we called ‘uncommon transformation’ we showed that it was possible, so you can talk about leadership. Leadership depends on love. When you have love in your heart for your people definitely you’ll go to any extent to make sure that they are happy.

‘Be disciplined’ Zenith Bank Boss, Amangbo Charges Golden Eaglet, Affirms Bank’s Commitment To Sports

The MD/CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has charged the players of the country’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, to be more disciplined as their talents alone cannot take them to the pinnacle of their career.

Amangbo made this appeal during the visit of the Golden Eaglets and the Nigeria Football Federation Executive board members led by its president, Amaju Pinnick, to the headquarters of the bank on Friday.

According to him, the future is bright for the boys but without discipline, hardwork and dedication to their work, it might be difficult for them to get to the top as he also adviced them to do away with some vices that might cut short their career.

“I am delighted to have everyone here and I wish to thank the NFF for the great job they have been doing in the past few years,” Amangbo said.

“Today (Friday) is not about the NFF but the footballers (Golden Eaglets). From this moment, they are now members of the Zenith Bank family as we have opened an account for them with a token as I really want them to imbibe the culture of saving so as to secure their future.

“You guys have a great future ahead of you but I will advice you to be disciplined, skills alone cannot take you there. You must always listen to your coaches, take your training seriously and also be hard working.

“I also want to advice you to avoid some substances like drugs, smoke, always stay focus, eat moderately so as not to get pot belly, drink moderately and also becareful of women because I cannot ask you to stay away from them.”

In his closing remark, he asked the players to take their education seriously as they are going to fall back on it after their career.

NFF President Pinnick stated that the federation was elated about the progress of the youthful footballers.

“We are always happy with Zenith Bank because the support was total from the beginning. We have also made progress with the youth team. Many of the U-17 players graduated from the Zenith U-15 team. We believe more successes will be recorded with this partnership,” Pinnick said.

written by Ayanda Ayotunde

Trouble As Tonye Cole’s Convoy Kills Today In Rivers

Oil baron, Tonye Cole is having a tough time while preparing to become the Governor of Rivers State.

Some days ago his convoy killed two people while on a campaign.

From information gathered on Punchng.com, the vehicles in the convoy of the businessman crushed two women and injured one other person.

Tonye Cole is the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Candidate in River state.

The sad event is said to have taken a few points off him as the opposition goes into town alleging recklessness on the part of the politician.

There are claims that his handlers are working tirelessly to manage the situation.

Available information showed the ugly incident happened in Egbolom area of Abua Central-Ogonokom Road in Abua.

It actually transpired in the afternoon of Friday November 9 2018.

He was said to be on his way to a political gathering in Otapha, Abua on the fateful day.

Sources who are familiar with politics of the state disclosed the situation is creating a backlash of sort for the politician who is working hard to become the governor of his home state.

While residents are said to be whispering characters like him shouldn’t be allowed in the state.