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  1. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday told the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, to go home and use stones to defend themselves. Ortom explained that he was tired of keeping IDPs in camps over the uncontrollable killings in the state. He, therefore, charged residents to embrace self-defense. The governor said this during his visit to the displaced persons after armed herdsmen attacked Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. This was after the Chairman, Gwer West Local Government Council of Chiefs, Chief Daniel Abomtse said that 24 persons were killed on Thursday’s attack on Mbapa, Mbapupuu, Mbachohon, and Enger, all in Agagbe District in Gwer-West LGA. He said, “David in the Bible used an ordinary stone to defeat his enemy, it is now time for you to stay at home and use the stone in your homes to defend yourself instead of running away. “I believe in the rule of law, equity, and fairness, but I cannot continue to keep IDPs and l can’t afford to have another IDPs in Gwer West. This must stop. We must stop truncating the future of our younger generation. “When we allow laws to be violated and nobody takes action, it then allows for impunity and when you give room to impunity, it will result to anarchy which will in turn breed a lawless society. “Therefore, we the citizens must rise up to support the security agencies by way of providing lawful and necessary logistics such as information, equipment, and financial support to back up their operations. “Just yesterday (Monday), a soldier was killed in Guma, security agents are not spared. Security challenges are enormous. The gruesome murder of 24 people by Fulani herdsmen is quite condemnable. “Time has come if you are willing to live in Benue State, you must be ready and willing to be law abiding.” The governor added that the state government was working with traditional rulers and other necessary organs of government to strengthen the vigilante team so as to give it full legal backing that would enable the group to assist the security personnel in curbing criminal activities in the state.
  2. GOD IS PUNISHING PDP FOR ITS SINS – EX-SOKOTO STATE GOVERNOR, BAFARAWA Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, the former Sokoto State governor has said God is punishing the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for its sins and urged members to intensify prayers to seek forgiveness from God. “It is the sins that the PDP members committed that God is punishing them with it”, Bafarawa bluntly told members at the PDP Northwest zonal rally today in Katsina. “Almighty Allah does not make mistakes and that was the reason why when the PDP offended him, He snatched the power and handed it to APC,’’ he said
  3. The Kwara state government on Saturday, April 7, has announced a reward of N5 million for anyone with useful information that can lead to the arrest of robbers who attacked five banks in Offa on Thursday, April 5. Premium Times reports that the governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and communications, Muyideen Akorede, called on anyone with useful information on the incident to contact the state police command. Anyone with information on the robbery should contact the following numbers: 0803 739 1280‬ and 0803 236 5122‬. He said: “While we mourn our dead with a heart full of sadness, and care for the injured by paying all their medical bills, we will do everything in our power to bring the attackers to justice and ensure that never again does any community or people in our state experience such tragedy.” The governor also assured informants of anonymity and protection if they come forward with names of the attackers. No less than seventeen people were killed in Offa, Kwara state, on Thursday, April 5, after a group of armed robbers stormed the town to rob five banks. The robbers also attacked a local police station in the town, killing eight officers and four people in police custody. The Kwara police commissioner Lawan Ado said five residents were shot and killed on the street of Offa by the robbers.
  4. Former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin has declared that he is not desperate to govern Oyo State. Folarin made this known on Wednesday while speaking with journalists shortly after he paid a condolence visit to the Ibadan residence of a third republic Senator and Agbaakin of Ogbomosoland, Chief Ayantayo Ayandele, who died recently. The ex-Senate leader said contrary to rumour, he was yet to declare his governorship ambition because the decision of who would succeed the present governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi rested in the hands of the governor. Folarin said “In 2015, I was in the PDP and we didn’t have a sitting governor then but now in APC, we have a sitting governor who is doing well, he will determine a lot of things. “I am ambitious, I want to be governor, I want to be President if I get the support, at least, I am a Senator, former Senate leader but I am not also stupid because I know that it is not possible to be anything without the support of the man who is leaving, that is why you don’t see me wasting my time. “I am experienced in the game, but governor Ajimobi is the main man; if we don’t have a sitting governor, you can scheme and there is no better schemer than me but we have a sitting governor who holds the ace. “If he (governor Ajimobi) says Teslim Folarin, I want you to succeed me, yes sir, if he says Teslim Folarin I want you to return to the Senate, yes sir, if he says Teslim Folarin I want you to stay at home, yes sir, but he has not told anybody anything”. The ex-Senate leader, who was accompanied by some of his loyalists, described the deceased as a man who lived a simple life. He said he knew the deceased in 2003 before his election to the Senate and since then he had continued to learn many things from him. According to him, “He lived a simple life. I know him in 2003 during my electioneering campaign, he is a very straightforward person, since then he has continued to be a role model. “I even said he is not supposed to be a politician, because politicians don’t behave that way. I was surprised about his behaviour.” The Senator died on Saturday 24th March and would be buried on Friday 13th April at First Baptist Church Ogbomoso.
  5. FORMER Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore has reportedly dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. It was gathered that Omisore’s supporters were seen burning flags of the party angrily. At the time of filing this report, Omisore was yet to announce his new party to pursue his governorship ambition. Reacting to Omisore’s defection, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Prince Diran Odeyemi said Omisore was making a wrong political decision. Odeyemi said: “It is unfortunate that Otunba (Omisore) is making a wrong political decision. He should have learned from those who left PDP and came back. In politics, you don’t win all the time. So, if he does not have his way this time around, it does not mean he cannot make his way some other time. It’s his decision anyway.”
  6. Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola (Eleka) paid a visit to Living Faith Church Easter retreat at the NYSC Camp in Ado-Ekitit on 30th March 2018. The deputy governor who was a special guest at the Winners’ chapel Easter retreat themed Youth Alive – spent some quality time with the Winners’ youth, encouraging them to be useful and productive.. Having watched football match between Ado Winner’s team and their Ikole counterparts, and addressed the gathered youth about the prospect of Christian youths, Eleka proceeded to the camp kitchen where he addressed and prayed for the volunteered workers in the kitchen. The workers thereafter blessed the deputy governor with their own substance (Plate of Fried Meat). Professor Eleka cheerfully received the gift and ate to the admiration of all.
  7. Famous for his controversial songs to mock his ‘enemies’, Senator Dino Melayerepresenting Kogi west senatorial district, in this new video denied an allegation that he paid gunmen to terrorise Kogi state ahead of state elections. Melaye in a song to mock the state governor, Yahaya Bello, also said the governor would end up in jail. Watch Video Below…
  8. The man pictured right aged 66 years is the newly appointed S.A on Youth Matters for Delta State. We congratulate him on his new appointment.
  9. An older man identified as Chief William Ibori, the former Unugbrogo of Oghara kingdom got married to his younger bride traditionally yesterday in Ogharefe, Ethiope west local government area of Delta state. The new husband who is the elder brother of the former governor of Delta state – underwent the traditional process to claim his new wife in the presence of family and friends. We wish the new couple marital bliss
  10. Imo state deputy governor Madumere in a statement released by his spokesperson, Uche Onwuchekwa, vowed that ”No man born of a woman can stop me from becoming governor” said in an apparent disregard to the position of the incumbent state governor, Rochas Okorocha , who has endorsed Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, as his successor. Madumere who is currently fighting his biggest political battles said owing to his years of experience in the private and public sectors, he is more qualified to succeed Okorocha. “The deputy governor once more likened his betrayal from those he managed and nurtured to limelight politically to that of the betrayal of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was also betrayed by those he loved and called his friends. He, however, vowed that no man born of a woman could stop his ambition, saying that God remained the ultimate decider of anyone’s future.” the statement read. Okorocha is rumoured to be pulling his strings to kick Madumere out of office and frustrate his ambition.
  11. A special assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Social media has shared his inspiring story to discourage other job seekers from being idle and becoming a problem to the society. Abel Ifemi revealed how he hustled in a hotel after completion of his one-year mandatory NYSC programme and was receiving N19,000 monthly to sustain himself. The young man who urged people to start something first no matter how small it is – took to Facebook to share his story. Read below; I have no work to do that is why I am committing crimes. That is the most moronic excuse any young Man can give. After graduation in 2011 and successful completion of the NYSC in 2012, I returned back to my State with the hope of having a good Job, but as all expectations were shattered and cut off, after trekking the whole state with my big Brown file. My next point of action wasn’t to commit a crime by becoming a petty thief, but I kept hope alive and Started as a waiter in one of the hotels in town with 19k as my Monthly take home. 19k of a truth can’t sustain me for the Month,but It was the best option I took than to remain idle at home. The above picture was my first day in office at that time.
  12. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has visited and offset medical bills of persons who suffered various degrees of injuries, in a road accident involving a bus attached to the Governor’s Press Unit and two vehicles, in Ugbowo area of Benin City. Some of the victims are admitted and receiving medical care at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City. The governor, during the visit, learned that one of the victims, Freeman Okoro, a five-year-old, was a cancer patient and had come for chemotherapy session at UBTH before the unfortunate incident. On learning of his condition, the governor pledged to take responsibility of his cancer treatment and also offset the bill of Freeman’s cousin, who had been held in the hospital for his inability to pay for his treatment. Governor Obaseki said, “I came to see the condition of the victims of the accident myself. Just as we have promised on the day of the accident when the victims were admitted. The state government has taken full responsibility of their medical bills. “We will also make sure we follow up with the full recovery of those who are still being treated for injuries from the accident.” Consultant General and Coordinator, Accident and Emergency Department, UBTH, Dr. Nnadi Nwashile, said, “The patients are in stable condition. Six persons in the bus were treated and discharged on the day of the accident.” He added, “The two patients in the hospital are Mrs. Mary Okoro and her son, Freeman Okoro, who are being treated. Mrs. Okoro sustained a fracture on her upper arm and is being attended to by an Orthopaedic doctor. The son will be discharged soon.” The accident, which occurred on Wednesday, involved a vehicle attached to the Governor’s Press Unit and two other vehicles. No life was lost.
  13. Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State did the unexpected yesterday as he mingled with the ‘common’ citizens in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. The governor interacted with some tailors, yam sellers, snooker players, and others. This is coming ahead of the general elections in 2019 which some say must have prompted the governor to make such move in a bid to win the hearts of Kebbi indigenes.
  14. In his usual manner, governor of Ekiti state and presidential hopeful made a surprise visit to a popular Barbing Saloon, opposite University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital in order to have his haircut. He was joined by social activist and women Arise, founder, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin and his aides.
  15. The governor of Ekiti State Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose has again condemned the recent killings in Benue State, saying the citizens of this country who are to be protected are no longer secured and are daily killed cheaply. He made this statement while fielding questions from journalists in his Osuntokun government house lodge in Ado Ekiti. Fayose called for international communities to look into the killings in Nigeria by the Boko Haram particularly in Benue and begin to look beyond Boko Haram, saying Nigerians are becoming helpless even in their own land. The chairman of the PDP governor’s forum echoed that the visit of president Muhammadu Buhari to Taraba state is political and an afterthought. He called on president Buhari to resign if he fails to find a solution to the insecurity and killings that is the order of the day in present Nigeria. “President Buhari and the APC led federal government has failed us and the citizens are daily hungry and angry with them and so he should step aside”, he said. Dr. Fayose advised the Federal government to engage the Boko Haram and desist from their cheap lip service and stand up to their responsibilities to secure the lives of Nigerians.
  16. Dr Alfred Nganga Mutua is a Kenyan politician who is Current Machakos County. Mutua was the Kenyan government spokesman before resigning to run for the office of County Governor. In recent photos that emerged online, we saw the shoes he donated to Primary School Students in his County, and we decided to bring 'em to you. Check out the photos below ; These shoes should last the kids till University level I must say, so generous of the Governor.
  17. The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, yesterday insisted that he has not withdrawn from the 2019 presidential race in spite of the fact that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had zoned the ticket to the North. Fayose said he decided to soft-pedal on his campaign because of the July 14, 2018 Ekiti governorship poll, saying the campaign will begin to gain traction after the state election. The governor added that he would repeat a resounding victory against Dr Kayode Fayemi if he is picked as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he is not threatened by his rumoured ambition. On the agitations of some PDP aggrieved aspirants that Fayose should be prevented from interfering with the primary, the governor assured that the state has no role to play in the shadow election, saying it remains the prerogative of the Chief Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee. Some aggrieved PDP aspirants like; former Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Amb Dare Bejide, Owoseeni Ajayi, had at a joint press conference on Monday advised Secondus to checkmate Fayose and ensure that credible primary is conducted in Ekiti. Speaking during an interactive session with teachers in public primary and secondary schools at the government house in Ado Ekiti, Fayose said: “I am still in the presidential race I am only waiting for the time Ekiti governorship election will hold so I can have the time. Though, I am making contacts, I am reaching out to the people that matter across the country”. On the primary election in Ekiti, Fayose said: “I have no role to play, only the NWC will present the delegate lists for them to elect the candidate, so I won’t interfere despite my support for Prof Kolapo Olusola" have no regret supporting Olusola , if it were those people I had supported, they won’t be abusing me. But they remain our brothers and sister and we are going to put our house in order at the right time so that we can be on the same page”, Fayose added. Addressing the teachers, Fayose appealed to them to support Olusola the way they did to him in June 21, 2014 governorship election, where he defeated Dr Kayode Fayemi. He promised not to owe the teachers a dime at the expiration of his tenure on October 15, 2018, saying 1000 teachers will begin to benefit certain financial benefits from him commencing from the end of this month to give them a sense of belonging in his government.. “Don’t vote for those that will come here and sack you. When they sacked your colleagues in Kaduna State, an APC leader in Ekiti said it was a right step in the right direction and I believe such person is not good for Ekiti teachers. “Prof Olusola is a man of integrity, very hardworking and dependable, he won’t betray you. He will protect your interests and I want you to support him”, he said. Fayose added that all the outstanding salaries, allowances, bonuses and pensions shall be paid before he finally bows out as a governor.
  18. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has declared three days of mourning for dead victims of herdsmen attacks on communities in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of the State. The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase and made available to newsmen, disclosed that the mourning period would commence from Tuesday to Thursday, this week, which will end with a church service for the victims at the IBB Square in Makurdi, followed by mass burial. Ortom said flags would fly at half-mast within the mourning period while work will close at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be a work-free day on Thursday being the day for the church service and burial of the victims.
  19. Ahead of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a former Minister of Mines and Steal and chieftain of the party, Wole Oyelese, has accused the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of backing Uche Secondus for selfish reasons. Secundus, a PDP chieftain from the South South, is one of the aspirants for the coming election for the PDP National Chairmanship position. Oyelese said Wike, and some PDP governors were fighting for Secondus’ emergence for their selfish reasons. The ex-Minister warned the party leaders and delegates against falling into the trap of Wike and other governors by ‘imposing’ Secondus as the PDP chairman, adding that doing so would lead the party into a “disastrous crisis.” Oyelese said this in a statement on Wednesday where he noted that “Secondus leading the party is certainly a disaster waiting to happen.” He added, “I will not expect anybody that loves the PDP to support Secondus because of his past record but there is a difference between loving the party and being selfish. “Wike wants to build a political empire using the PDP as a platform, hence his support for Secondus. Some governors, who are also afraid of their shadows, believe that they cannot manipulate Chief Bode George and believe Secondus could easily be manipulated. “Wike and the other governors are unnecessarily anxious. They are not thinking about the future of the party. They should know that there is no room for experiment.” The former Minister further appealed to the leadership of the party in the South-South to see Nigeria as a country that must be united and not divided along any ethnic line. Oyelese also challenged Secondus to come out with details of his achievements. According to him, in 2014, Secondus imposed an unpopular candidate in the governorship election in Oyo State, leading to the PDP’s failure at the poll. He added, “Is that the kind of man that will lead a great party like the PDP or any other party for that matter? Anybody that could be so compromised should not be the chairman of PDP.”
  20. The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, was on Friday honoured with the 1st Nigeria Cocoa Awards in recognition of his cont
  21. Governor, Umaru Al-Makura during his inspection tour yesterday – stopped a motorcyclist a.k.a Okada man who was carrying at least pupils on his motorcycle. The governor challenged and warned the okada man not to repeat Same so as to avoid causing problem to the people’s children. Governor, Umaru Al-Makura during his inspection tour yesterday – stopped a motorcyclist a.k.a Okada man who was carrying at least pupils on his motorcycle. The governor challenged and warned the okada man not to repeat Same so as to avoid causing problem to the people’s children. The governor gave one of his cars to his aides to take the children to their house. This is indeed a good gesture, Go To Topic Listing Next unread topic Auchi Polytechnic Expels SUG President, 2 Others For Misconduct
  22. Governor, Umaru Al-Makura during his inspection tour yesterday – stopped a motorcyclist a.k.a Okada man who was carrying at least pupils on his motorcycle. The governor challenged and warned the okada man not to repeat Same so as to avoid causing problem to the people’s children. Governor, Umaru Al-Makura during his inspection tour yesterday – stopped a motorcyclist a.k.a Okada man who was carrying at least pupils on his motorcycle. The governor challenged and warned the okada man not to repeat Same so as to avoid causing problem to the people’s children. The governor gave one of his cars to his aides to take the children to their house. This is indeed a good gesture,

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