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Ugwuanyi Charges State Electoral Commission On Credible LG Polls

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has charged the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) to conduct credible, free and fair Chairmanship and Councillorship elections across the seventeen (17) local government councils and 260 electoral wards in the state. Gov. Ugwuanyi, who spoke when he swore in four new ENSIEC Electoral Commissioners in the state, following their nomination and subsequent confirmation by the State House of Assembly, stated that the call for credible elections was consistent with his administration’s tradition of transparency, equity and fairness. The four newly sworn in…

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Oyo ‘ll Take Advantage Of Lagos-Ibadan Rail Projects-Makinde

…As Gov, Amaechi Inspect Rail Project …Amaechi Decries Slow Pace Of Work Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Monday that the state would take full advantage of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Rail project when it becomes fully functional. Governor Makinde, who stated this at the end of an inspection tour of the rail project which he embarked upon alongside the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of State for Transport, Senator Gbemisola Saraki and other Federal and State government officials, stated that Oyo State would put everything in…

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Makinde: Oyo ‘ll Make Lekan Are’s Burial Celebration Of Life

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde said on Sunday that the late Ibadan-born business mogul who also served as a Director of Punch Newspapers, Dr. Lekan Are ran a good race in life and left indelible footprints on the sands of time. Governor Makinde, who paid a visit to the Ring Road home of the Ares, on Sunday, said that his government would make his burial a celebration of life. He promised to deploy the Commissioner for Special Duties, Chief Bayo Lawal to liaise with the family to firm up…

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Oyo Gov Makinde Mourns Lekan Are, Says His Death Huge Loss

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has described the death of a former President of the Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA), Dr. Lekan Are, as a huge loss to Oyo State, the education sector and the media. Governor Makinde, in a condolence message made available in Ibadan on Saturday, said that he received the news of Dr. Are’s demise with sadness, adding that the late industrialist would be greatly missed in different sectors of the economy. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo…

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Ibile Forum LASU Debuts, Honours VC With Excellence Award

…..Showcases History, Culture, Heritage at Maiden Event The five divisions in Lagos State; Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos and Epe represented by staff of the Lagos State University, Ojo, under the auspices “Ibile Forum” on Thursday celebrated their heritage and culture as well as their achievements in the university at the maiden edition of the forum. The Chairman of the Forum, Dr. Habeeb Abiodun Sanni  said that colourful event held at the university auditorium, was aimed at bringing the indigenes from all the five divisions of the state together in order…

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Gov Sanwo-Olu Reshuffles Cabinet, Adds New Members

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced minor cabinet reshuffle, with the appointment of three new members. The cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment include ministries of Local Government, ministry of Special Duties, Wealth Creation and Employment, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Home Affairs as well as Waterfront Infrastructure. Others are the Central Business District and Urban Development. Governor Sanwo-Olu has moved three commissioners around, while two Special Advisers have been assigned new roles as commissioners. Affected commissioners and their new portfolios are: Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed…

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Gombe Gov Inuwa To NUJ President, I’m Open To Criticism

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on the delegation of the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on tour of the State not to hide anything they see from Gombe to the world. The NUJ President is on a nationwide tour to interface with Journalists in the country.   The Governor said: “as you go round to see what we are doing, feel free to criticize us as we are ready to make amends”. He stated that his idea of journalism is to set…

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Katsina Restricts Tricycles, Motorcycles Due To Insecurity

Katsina State has issued an Order restricting the use of  motorcycles and tricycles between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. across the state with effect from January 20. The state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Ahmed El-Marzuq announced this on Wednesday that Governor Aminu Masari signed the Executive Order to effect due insecurity. “Section 5, sub section 2 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, conferred on the governor power to sign the order. “The order is Motorcycle and Tricycle Restriction Movement 2020. Under the order, he has prohibited the…

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Armed Forces Remembrance: Lagos To Empower Widows Of Slain Heroes, Says Sanwo-Olu

…….Let’s Sacrifice For Unity Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged Nigerians to always make sacrifice for peace and desist from actions that may divide the country along its fault lines. The Governor said the citizenry had a responsibility to keep Nigeria on the path of sustainable prosperity and unity, saying such remained the best way to honour the patriotism and bravery of men of the Nigerian armed forces who died in the course of protecting the country. Sanwo-Olu spoke on Wednesday after he laid the wreath in commemoration…

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Makinde: Operation Amotekun Is To Narrow Gaps In Security Sector

…Says We Violated No Constitutional Provision …as Gov visits OBJ Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday declared that the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun was established to complement the work of the security agencies and bridge the gaps in the security of the geopolitical zone. He made this position against the backdrop of the statement credited to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, in which the Minister claimed the outfit was illegal. The Governor claimed that the Minister’s comment was…

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