Oyo Names Executive Adviser, Special Adviser Legislative Matters

 Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has approved the appointment of Mr. Debo Akande as his Executive Adviser, Agricbusiness.  A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa further confirmed that Governor Makinde also named Mr. Adejumobi Samuel Ademola as his Special Adviser on Legislative Matters.   According to the statement, the two appointments take immediate effect.   Akande, the newly named Executive Adviser, Agricbusiness, is a Senior Scientist with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with close to 20 years of International Development Management experience.…

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Breaking News: ‘Slapping’ Senator Apologises to Victim, Senate, Nigerians

I AM SORRY Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) (PDP Adamawa North) It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) profoundly apologize to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), my family, friends as well as our mothers – the Nigerian women. I personally apologize to Bibra and her family for my action towards her, which has brought immense discomfort in our body polity. I have never been known or associated with such actions in the past. Regardless of what transpired prior…

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OPINION: Senator Elisha Ishaka Abbo and His Public Mess

-By Rahaman Onike As the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is trying to settle down for serious legislative business after their inauguration, Nigerians still hold divergent views on whether or not the 9th Assembly would be able to make a difference with the treading CCTV footage showing the brutal encounter between Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo and young nursing mother at Adult Toy Store in Abuja recently. One begins to have a rethink on the reputation and integrity of some of the characters that constitute the 9th assembly. Despite…

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OPINION: Senator Elisha Ishaka Abbo and His Public Mess

As the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is trying to settle down for serious legislative business after their inauguration, Nigerians still hold divergent views on whether or not the 9th Assembly would be able to make a difference with the treading CCTV footage showing the brutal encounter between Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo and young nursing mother at Adult Toy Store in Abuja recently. One begins to have a rethink on the reputation and integrity of some of the characters that constitute the 9th assembly. Despite the efforts so…

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Old ways of doing things holding us back -Buhari

Until we accept new values and cultivate better ways of living, the old ways of doing things will keep holding Nigeria back, says President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja, promising to pursue inclusive and participatory growth that creates opportunities for all. Receiving members of the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) at the State House, President Buhari assured Nigerians that his administration will leave Nigeria better than when it came to power by focusing on the tripod of tackling insecurity, promoting economic diversification and fighting corruption. “Fulfilling these three promises is fundamental…

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