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Tinubu Says Buhari Will Not Automatically Be APC Candidate In 2019

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the party would not issue an automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 presidential election. He said the party would follow the rules and regulations guiding its constitution in choosing the candidate ahead of the general elections.   Mr. Tinubu spoke on Wednesday during a private visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Mr. Fasoranti, the foremost national leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, had parted ways…

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Popular Broadcaster Shot Dead In Ekiti

  Popular independent broadcaster , Ganiyu Lawal, was at the weekend shot dead while on a hunting expeditio. The sad incident occurred at Apepe Farm Settlement in Araromi Oke in Ekiti East Local Government Area.   The 42-year-old has been buried in his hometown, Igbemo, in Irepodun/Irepodun Local Government Areas according to Islamic injunction. The member of Freelance Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN), Ekiti State Chapter, was survived by a wife and three children. A source close to the deceased’s family disclosed Lawal decided to go into the bush and…

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Impeachment of Edo speaker: Edo North, Central, monarchs want return of status quo

Gabriel Enogholase BENIN—Following the recent impeachment of the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Dr Justin Okonoboh and two other principal officers of the House, traditional rulers from Edo North and Edo Central senatorial districts of the state have called on the lawmakers to return to status quo by ensuring that a lawmaker from Edo Central senatorial district was made Speaker. •Governor Godwin Obaseki and ex Speaker Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Justin Okonoboh shaking hands The traditional rulers spoke Wednesday at a summit in Auchi, headquarters…

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