Connect with us
  •  Alhaja Fateema Mohammed on Monday emerged winner of PDP House of Representatives primaries in Ifako Ijaiye Federal Constituency of Lagos State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the primary election was held after initial disagreement over delegates list among PDP aspirants which delayed the exercise The accreditation of delegates started around 7 30 p m and voting hellip
    2023: Mohammed wins PDP Reps’ ticket in Ifako-Ijaiye
     Alhaja Fateema Mohammed on Monday emerged winner of PDP House of Representatives primaries in Ifako Ijaiye Federal Constituency of Lagos State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the primary election was held after initial disagreement over delegates list among PDP aspirants which delayed the exercise The accreditation of delegates started around 7 30 p m and voting hellip
    2023: Mohammed wins PDP Reps’ ticket in Ifako-Ijaiye
    General news1 month ago

    2023: Mohammed wins PDP Reps’ ticket in Ifako-Ijaiye

    Alhaja Fateema Mohammed on Monday, emerged  winner of PDP House of Representatives primaries in Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency of Lagos State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the  primary election was held after initial disagreement over delegates list among PDP aspirants which delayed  the exercise.

    The accreditation of delegates started around 7:30 p.m. and voting commenced immediately.

    Announcing the result, Mr Anyanwu Uzochukwu, Chairman, Electoral Committee, PDP House of Representatives primaries for Ifako-Ijaiye Federal constituency declared that Mohammed polled a total of 28 out of 33 delegate votes to emerge  winner.

    Uzochukwu said that other contestants, Alhaja Taiwo Jayeola, Idera Shodipo and Wasiu Adesola scored two, one and zero votes respectively, while two votes were invalid.

    The electoral officer said that 33 delegates were accr

    (NAN)

  •  All the 34 delegates on Monday voted Mr Tajudeen Obasa as the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Candidate for Ojo Federal Constituency in Lagos State Obasa is currently representing the constituency He contested with Mr Emiabata Agboola Michael who was absent and was not represented The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the rerun election was hellip
    Incumbent polls all votes to pick ticket for Ojo Federal Constituency
     All the 34 delegates on Monday voted Mr Tajudeen Obasa as the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Candidate for Ojo Federal Constituency in Lagos State Obasa is currently representing the constituency He contested with Mr Emiabata Agboola Michael who was absent and was not represented The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the rerun election was hellip
    Incumbent polls all votes to pick ticket for Ojo Federal Constituency
    General news1 month ago

    Incumbent polls all votes to pick ticket for Ojo Federal Constituency

    All the 34  delegates on Monday voted Mr Tajudeen Obasa as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate for  Ojo  Federal Constituency in Lagos State.

    Obasa is currently representing  the constituency.

    He contested with Mr Emiabata Agboola-Michael, who was absent and was not represented.

    The News Agency of Nigeria   reports that the rerun election was held at the party’s secretariat in Ojo.

    The election was conducted under the supervision of the party’s Electoral Officer, Mrs Aisha Ashiru; PDP Chairman in  Ojo Constituency, Mr Hassan Abbas-Saraomi; representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr Sadeeq Ayinla; and observers.

    Ashiru had, after accreditation of the delegates, demanded to see the aspirants or their representatives but only saw Obasa and his agent at the venue.

    Obasa won all the 34 votes cast.

    Declaring Obasa the winner, Ashiru said that no vote was  invalid.

    According to her, the delegates conducted themselves orderly.

    “The election has peacefully come to completion with a winner.

    “Therefore, it is expected of us, as party faithful, to close ranks and ensure that the party wins in the general election,” she urged.

    Addressing PDP members after the election, Obasa promised to consolidate on his achievements, if elected in 2023.

    (NAN)

  •  The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II has condemned the gruesome massacre of worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church Owa luwa Owo Ondo State on Sunday warning that Yoruba people have the capacity to defend themselves even though they are peace loving This is contained in a statement by his Director of Media amp hellip
    Owo killing: Ooni condemns gruesome massacre, says Yorubas have capacity to defend themselves
     The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II has condemned the gruesome massacre of worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church Owa luwa Owo Ondo State on Sunday warning that Yoruba people have the capacity to defend themselves even though they are peace loving This is contained in a statement by his Director of Media amp hellip
    Owo killing: Ooni condemns gruesome massacre, says Yorubas have capacity to defend themselves
    General news1 month ago

    Owo killing: Ooni condemns gruesome massacre, says Yorubas have capacity to defend themselves

    The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has condemned the gruesome massacre of worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa, Owo, Ondo State on Sunday, warning that Yoruba people have the capacity to defend themselves even though they are peace loving.This is contained in a statement by his Director of Media & Public Affairs, Otunba Moses Olafare, on Monday, in Ile-Ife.Ooni Ogunwusi who warned against plans by a group, bloodsucking enemies of God who had vowed to destabilise the Southwest region, decried the vulnerability of Nigerians, especially the poor who he said are often victims of violent attacks.“Killing many persons and injuring more others are described as a gruesome massacre, dastardly targeted at turning Yorubland to a war zone.“Yoruba people have the capacity to defend themselves even though they are peace loving.“We should all be reminded that 6th of June made it exactly one year, when an invading gang of killer herdsmen killed at least over 20 people in Igangan, Ibarapa North local government of Oyo State, on Saturday night.“They left several houses, the palace of the Asigangan and a popular petroleum station burnt in the attack when people were asleep. This happened exactly a year ago!” Ooni said.Oba Ogunwusi, who is the co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), explained that there have been reports that some criminals are currently working to invade and to wreck havoc in Yorubaland like the one that just happened in Owo.“When calamities like this befall us without a single trace, the interpretation is that the intelligence unit of our country’s security architecture is probably faulty or completely missing.“However, we the descendants of Oduduwa cannot be overrun in our own home as we are prepared and ready to defend ourselves against external invaders.“Rather than discouraging us, this will rather strengthen us especially in our resolve to deploy manpower, resources and technology towards the protection of lives and properties.“The six governors across the south west region and their brothers nationwide as well as the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, should live up to their oaths of securing Nigerians and ensuring safety for the citizenry,” the Ooni said.He, however commiserated with the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III, the entire Owo kingdom, Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the people of Owo, the Priest and parishioners of St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa, Owo, families of all the victims, and the entire people of Ondo State over the tragic and senseless killings.(NAN)

  •  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday survived a vote of no confidence from his own Conservative MPs after a string of scandals that have left the party s standing in tatters Just over two years after he won a landslide general election victory the Brexit figurehead again proved his ability to escape political hot water hellip
    UK PM Johnson survives Tory MPs’ no-confidence vote
     British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday survived a vote of no confidence from his own Conservative MPs after a string of scandals that have left the party s standing in tatters Just over two years after he won a landslide general election victory the Brexit figurehead again proved his ability to escape political hot water hellip
    UK PM Johnson survives Tory MPs’ no-confidence vote
    Foreign1 month ago

    UK PM Johnson survives Tory MPs’ no-confidence vote

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday survived a vote of no confidence from his own Conservative MPs, after a string of scandals that have left the party’s standing in tatters.

    Just over two years after he won a landslide general election victory, the Brexit figurehead again proved his ability to escape political hot water to maintain his grip on power.

    But the “Partygate” controversy over lockdown-breaking events at Downing Street, which saw him become the first serving UK prime minister to have broken the law, has still severely weakened his position.

    While 211 Tory MPs backed him, 148 did not.

    Johnson, 57, needed the backing of 180 MPs to survive the vote — a majority of one out of the 359 sitting Conservatives in parliament.

    Defeat would have meant an end to his time as party leader and prime minister until a replacement was found in an internal leadership contest.

    In previous Tory ballots, predecessors Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May both ultimately resigned despite narrowly winning their own votes, deciding that their premierships were terminally damaged.

    Rebuild trust

    Johnson has steadfastly refused to resign over “Partygate”.

    He earlier defended his record on delivering Brexit, fighting the Covid pandemic and Britain’s hawkish support for Ukraine against Russia.

    “This is not the moment for a leisurely and entirely unforced domestic political drama and months and months of vacillation from the UK,” he told Tory MPs, according to a senior party source.

    “We have been through bumpy times before and I can rebuild trust,” the prime minister told his parliamentary rank and file, according to the source, adding: “The best is yet to come.”

    Supporters could be heard cheering and thumping their tables in approval.

    The source said Johnson had indicated tax cuts could be in the offing as Britain contends with its worst inflation crisis in generations.

    But the scale of Tory disunity was exposed in a blistering resignation letter from Johnson’s “anti-corruption champion” John Penrose and another letter of protest from long-time ally Jesse Norman.

    The prime minister’s rebuttals over “Partygate” were “grotesque”, Norman wrote, warning that the Tories risked losing the next general election, which is due by 2024.

    Ex-cabinet member Jeremy Hunt, who lost to Johnson in the last leadership contest in 2019 and is expected to run again if Johnson is deposed, confirmed he would vote against him.

    “Conservative MPs know in our hearts we are not giving the British people the leadership they deserve,” Hunt tweeted.

    Jubilee booing

    After a dismal showing in May local elections, the party is expected to lose two by-elections this month, one of them in a previously rock-solid Conservative seat.

    That is focusing the minds of Tory lawmakers, who fear their own seats could be at risk if Johnson leads them into the next election, which is due by 2024 at the latest.

    In a snap poll by Opinium Monday of 2,032 people, 59 percent of respondents said the Tories should ditch him as leader.

    Among Conservative members, 42 percent want MPs to fire Johnson, according to another poll by YouGov.

    Johnson was booed Friday by sections of an ardently patriotic crowd gathered outside St Paul’s Cathedral, ahead of a religious service for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

    For wavering Tories, the barracking at a televised national occasion reportedly marked a turning point. Some said they had held back on public criticism of Johnson until after the jubilee.

    But cabinet ally Jacob Rees-Mogg dismissed the booing as “muted noise” and insisted that Johnson could survive with the slenderest of majorities.

    “He has shown himself to be a good, strong leader who gets the big decisions right, and he has a mandate from the British people,” Rees-Mogg told reporters.

    Graham Brady, who heads the backbench committee of Conservatives which oversees party challenges, had earlier confirmed that the threshold of 54 Tory lawmakers seeking a confidence vote — or 15 percent of its MPs — had been met.

    Squabbling

    Brady told reporters that he had informed Johnson early on Sunday — as four days of jubilee celebrations ended — and that the prime minister had not objected to a rapid ballot.

    In a message of thanks for the celebrations of her record-breaking 70-year reign, the queen had expressed hope that “this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come”.

    Conservative MPs had other ideas, as they openly squabbled on Twitter in often-scathing terms following Brady’s announcement.

    Dozens have broken ranks and criticised Johnson after an internal probe into “Partygate” said he had presided over a culture of Covid lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street.

    Some ran late into the night, and one featured a drunken fight among staff, at a time when the government’s pandemic rules forbade ordinary Britons from bidding farewell in person to dying loved ones.

  •  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condemned the heinous attack on worshippers at a Catholic Church in Nigeria at Owo Ondo State urging the Nigerian Government to fish out the perpetrators Guterres in a statement by his spokesman St phane Dujarric on Monday urged the Nigerian authorities to spare no effort in bringing the perpetrators to hellip
    Owo: UN chief urges Nigeria authorities to bring perpetrators to justice
     UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condemned the heinous attack on worshippers at a Catholic Church in Nigeria at Owo Ondo State urging the Nigerian Government to fish out the perpetrators Guterres in a statement by his spokesman St phane Dujarric on Monday urged the Nigerian authorities to spare no effort in bringing the perpetrators to hellip
    Owo: UN chief urges Nigeria authorities to bring perpetrators to justice
    Foreign1 month ago

    Owo: UN chief urges Nigeria authorities to bring perpetrators to justice

    UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has condemned the heinous attack on worshippers at a Catholic Church in Nigeria, at Owo, Ondo State, urging the Nigerian Government to fish out the perpetrators.

    Guterres, in a statement by his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, on Monday, urged the Nigerian authorities to spare no effort in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

    According to him, the secretary-general condemns in the strongest terms the heinous attack in St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.

    The attack, which happened on Sunday, resulted in the death and injuries of scores of civilians as people gathered for the Pentecost mass in the parish.

    The spokesman said the secretary-general emphasised that attacks on places of worship are abhorrent.

    Guterres extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

    He also expresses his sympathies to, and solidarity with, the Government and people of Nigeria.

    Earlier at a news conference in New York, Dujarric said the UN condemned Sunday’s horrific attack on worshippers.

    He told journalists in New York that the UN Resident Coordinator in the country, Matthias Schmale, strongly condemned the attack.

    “I can tell you that the Resident Coordinator for Nigeria said that the UN in Nigeria strongly condemns the brutal attack on worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church.

    “The team sends its deepest condolences to families and friends mourning the victims of this horrific crime,’’ he said.

    According to him, Schmale appealled for calm, saying perpetrators should be brought to justice.

    (NAN)