Ize-Iyamu emerges consensus governorship candidate for Oshiomole-led faction of APC in Edo state

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the consensus candidate of the Oshiomole-led faction of the APC in Edo state to contest for the party’s governorship ticket.  Ize-Iyamu was named the consensus candidate in Abuja on Tuesday by the committee set up by the Oshiomole-led faction to screen about eight aspirants in the group. Ize-Iyamu will be contesting for… Continue reading Ize-Iyamu emerges consensus governorship candidate for Oshiomole-led faction of APC in Edo state

No man can stop me from returning as Edo State’s Governor – Governor Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday May 27, expressed confidence that he will win a second term in office amid the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Edo state.  Speaking on Channels Television ‘Sunrise Daily’, Obaseki noted that he is not a violent man but also added that no man can stop him from returning as Edo… Continue reading No man can stop me from returning as Edo State’s Governor – Governor Obaseki

Twitter tags President Trump’s tweet with fact-checking warning

President Donald Trump’s tweet was given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time on Tuesday May 26, a decision that prompted the US president to accuse the social media platform of meddling in election.  Trump had tweeted “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.” Shortly after the tweet was… Continue reading Twitter tags President Trump’s tweet with fact-checking warning

APC members protest as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs allegedly appoints writer, Toni Kan, as her media aide

Pro-Buhari and APC members have taken to Twitter to kick against the alleged appointment of writer, Toni Kan, as the Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq. According to reports, Hajia Farouq has appointed Kan as her media aide. This has been met with stiff opposition from APC members and… Continue reading APC members protest as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs allegedly appoints writer, Toni Kan, as her media aide

Governors to meet over financial autonomy for state judiciary and legislature

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Tuesday May 26, announced that they will be meeting over the financial autonomy granted to state judiciary and legislature by the executive order President Buhari signed into law.  The forum’s head of media and public affairs,  Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo said the meeting will be holding by 2pm on Wednesday May 27.  It is also expected… Continue reading Governors to meet over financial autonomy for state judiciary and legislature

UK Minister, Douglas Ross resigns after Boris Johnson’s aide breached lockdown rules

Douglas Ross, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland and a Tory whip has resigned after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s aide breached lockdown rules. Mr.Dominic Cummings, who is the special adviser to Boris Johnson, travelled more than 260 miles to his parents’ home during lockdown  The top Downing Street aide who has been facing pressure to apologise or resign said… Continue reading UK Minister, Douglas Ross resigns after Boris Johnson’s aide breached lockdown rules

Prime Minister Boris Johnson eases lockdown measures in the UK

The UK government has announced June 15 for the reopening of all non-essential retail stores as part of plans to further ease the lockdown measures. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night disclosed this at the daily Downing Street press conference.  He said some easing of retail will begin along with primary school openings… Continue reading Prime Minister Boris Johnson eases lockdown measures in the UK

They are sick with hatred and dishonesty’ – Trump responds to critics blasting him for playing golf over the weekend

US president Donald Trump, has responded to criticisms he received over the weekend after he was photographed golfing while the US battled with the Coronavirus pandemic that has already killed almost 100,000 people. Trump was criticized for golfing amid the Coronavirus pandemic as old tweets resurfaced showing him berate Barack Obama in 2014 for golfing… Continue reading They are sick with hatred and dishonesty’ – Trump responds to critics blasting him for playing golf over the weekend

France elects first transgender mayor

Marie Cau has made history as the first trans person to be elected as Mayor in France.  The business manager with a background in agricultural and sustainability was unanimously voted in as mayor by the council of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes, in northeastern France on Saturday May 23.  Commenting on winning the election, Ms Cau said she is “not… Continue reading France elects first transgender mayor

Revert to our agreement – South East Governors reject IGP Mohammed Adamu’s template on community policing

The South-east Governors Forum has asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to revert to their original agreement on community policing in the region. In a communique issued after a meeting on Sunday May 24, the Governors said the police chief did not stick to their initial agreement during his visit to the region.  Chairman of the forum, Governor David… Continue reading Revert to our agreement – South East Governors reject IGP Mohammed Adamu’s template on community policing