Connect with us

Politics

Gov. Lalong Elected As Chairman Of Northern Governors Forum

Published

on

Simon Lalong

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has emerged as Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum for the next four years.

He was elected by his counterparts during the meeting of the forum which held in Kaduna on Friday.

Earlier, Daily Post reported that Governors of the 19 Northern states in the meeting appealed to the federal government to strategise and come up with measures that could permanently deal with the issue of insecurity in the region.

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his quick and immediate response to issues of insecurity in the region which of recent, seems to be deteriorating.

Shettima, who is the outgoing chairman, explained that the forum has introduced and implemented quite a number of measures to stem the tide of security challenges in the region.

He further appealed to the Federal Government to restrategise and come up with measures that could deal with the situation more permanently.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

How Obaseki Paid ₦15 Billion To PDP For Guber Ticket — Ize-Iyamu

Published

on

The All Progressives Congress (APC), gubernatorial candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has accused the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki of bribing his way to emerge as the party’s flag bearer in the upcoming poll.

Ize-Iyamu alleged that Obaseki paid the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ₦15 billion to emerge as its governorship candidate.

He made the allegation in a statement signed by John Mayaki, his campaign Director of Communications.

The APC governorship candidate charged the state governor to explain to people of the state how he came about such a huge fund.

He also expressed optimism that he would defeat Obaseki at the poll on September 19.

“He is also yet to explain to the people of Edo State where he got the 15 billion Naira he paid the PDP tax-collectors to facilitate his imposition as the party’s emergency-hour candidate.”

“It is no surprise, given the nature of Obaseki’s administration and sharp practices of both governor and appointees that such an agency is missing in Edo State.”

Obaseki had emerged as PDP’s governorship candidate in Edo State after all aspirants stepped down for him.

Continue Reading

Politics

Ondo APC Chairman Resigns, Dumps Party For PDP

Published

on

APC-PDP

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Samuel Olorunwa Ajayi, resigned from his position as chairman yesterday July 10 and as well dumped the party for PDP.

This is coming about nearly two weeks away from the APC’s governorship primaries in the state.

The former chairman who tendered his resignation letter at the party’s secretariat, also revealed that he has decamped to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

It has been gathered that he is a close ally of the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, who recently dumped APC for PDP.

The ex chairman is at loggerheads with the incumbent governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu and has indicated interest to run against him in October.

Continue Reading

Politics

“Igbo People Are Happy With Buhari, Will Continue To Support Him” — Arthur Eze

Published

on

Billionaire oil magnate, Arthur Eze says Igbo people are happy with President Muhammadu Buhari and will continue to support his administration.

The notable philanthropist stated this on Wednesday at the inauguration of Zone 13 Nigeria Police Headquarters at Ukpo, in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A visibly-elated Eze expressed delight that his hometown was chosen as the site for the police zonal headquarters, thanking the president and the police authorities.

“He is currently rehabilitating the Enugu-Onitsha highway, constructing the 2nd Niger Bridge and has approved this new police zone 13 for our people,” said Mr Eze, an indigene of Ukpo.

“We cannot thank him enough, and as a leader from the zone, I must say that we the Igbo people are happy with President Buhari and will continue to support his people-oriented programmes,’’ Eze said.

He later handed over the key of the complex to a representative of the Inspector-General of Police, saying that policemen deployed to the zone would have a fruitful working experience.

The newly-established Zone 13 is expected to cover three South-Eastern states – Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra.

While Ebonyi was previously under Zone 6 headquartered in Calabar, Enugu and Anambra were under Zone 9 with headquarters in Umuahia.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

HOTTEST TOPICS