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Lai Mohammed To Senate: Ignore Those Calling Me ‘Liar’

The just concluded ministerial screening seem to have left Senators in a lighter mood as a remark made a nominee and immediate past minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed threw the lawmakers into a fit of laughter. Mr. Mohammed who was the last of the 43 nominees to be screened by the senate, while giving a brief about himself made a rather funny clarification in the public space. He had said: “My name as it appears in my CV is correct — Lai Mohammed. Please don’t believe what they call me on social media.

Reactions Trail Amosun’s Acquisition Of 1,000 AK47 Rifles

Two days ago, reports emerged that the former governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, surrendered at least four million rounds of ammunition, 1,000 units of AK47 assault rifles, 1,000 units of bulletproof vests and an armored personnel carrier (APC) during a handing over process on May 28th. The report which stated that the ammunitions were acquired before the 2019 general elections, has triggered sharp reactions from Nigerians at home and abroad. The former governor, now a senator, in a swift reaction to the report

Ogun Governorship: Fayose Hits Amosun After His Candidate Lost To APC

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has taken a swipe at Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state following the defeat of his preferred candidate in the state’s governorship election by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Adekunle Akinlade, who is the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and preferred runner of Governor Amosun, lost the Ogun gubernatorial election to Dapo Abiodun of the APC. According to the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),

GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: 10 States To Watch

With the presidential and national assembly elections done and dusted, all is now set for the gubernatorial election across some states of the country. The election promises to provide interesting results as parties go neck-to-neck in some states. As the Election Day draws closer, The Whistler brings you an analysis of ten battleground states where the governorship contest would be fiercest. These are states where at least two political parties are billed to slug it out. LAGOS: In Lagos, the All Progressives

Despite Suspension From APC, Gov Amosun Continues Anti-Party Activities

The suspension of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has not deterred him from continuing in the same anti-party activity for which he was suspended last week Friday. Checks have shown that despite APC National Working Committee’s recommendation of Amosun for expulsion from the party, the Governor has continued to campaign for Mr Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) for the Ogun gubernatorial election against the wish of his party. The

Amosun, Okorocha’s Suspension: INEC Speaks On Validity Of Their Senatorial Victory

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made its position known on the suspension of Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, following their suspension by the All Progressives Congress (APC) after they won senatorial elections on the platform of the party. Amosun and Okorocha were last week suspended and recommended for expulsion from the APC after they were accused of anti-party activities by the National Working Committee of the party. Recall that following the

Buhari Did Not Back My Suspension – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to do with the alleged “lawlessness” in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC being supposedly championed by its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. The governor said Buhari was too descent to back his suspension by the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee, NWC of the governing party. It will be recalled that Okorocha alongside his Ogun counterpart, Ibikunle Amosun were suspended over abandonment of APC governorship

Amosun, Ifeanyi Ubah Win Ogun, Anambra Senatorial Seats

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun of the All Progressives Congress, has emerged senator-elect of Ogun Central Senatorial district in Ogun state with 88,110 votes. His closest candidate, Titi Oseni of African Democratic Congress, ADC had 37,101 votes. The Returning Officer, Ayinde Akande, making the announcement at Centenary Hall, Ake, Abeokuta in Ogun State said, “That Ibikunle of APC having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is…

Ballot Box Snatchers Risk Losing Their Lives, Buhari Warns

Anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections will pay with his or her life, President Muhammadu Buhari has warned ahead of the rescheduled elections The president stated this today, Monday during the All Progressives Congress, APC, caucus meeting in Abuja. President Buhari said such act would be the last unlawful act the person will engage in, as he has ordered security agents to deal ruthlessly with party thugs that try to snatch ballot boxes. But the governors of Imo, Rochas Okorocha and Ogun, Ibikunle…

Ogun Rally Violence: We Will Punish Amosun – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised to take punitive measures against the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun for allegedly sponsoring the violence that erupted at the state presidential campaign rally. The rally yesterday turned violent after the crowd started shouting “ole” and “boo” at the APC leaders while the party’s national chairman was delivering a speech. Some people believed to be supporters of a political party in the state also chased away supporters of the APC governorship candidate in the…