Ondo 2020: PDP Rejects OAU Vice Chancellor As Returning Officer

Prof. Ogunbodede is an ally of the incumbent governor and hails From Owo as Gov. Akeredolu” Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State alleged. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Eyitope Ogungbenro Ogunbodede, as Chief Returning Officer for Ondo State governorship election scheduled for Saturday 10 October 2020. PDP alleged that Ondo Indigenes cannot get free and fair election with the present composition of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Chairman, PDP National Campaign Council, Governor Seyi Makinde, made…

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Nigerian Migrant Worker Burnt To Death In Tripoli

A Nigerian migrant worker was burnt to death in Tripoli, Libya. This was disclosed by U.N. and government officials on Wednesday as the latest in abuses that migrants and refugees face in the conflict-stricken country, AP reports. The Interior Ministry of the U.N.-supported government said three Libyans on Tuesday stormed a factory in the Tripoli neighborhood of Tajoura, where African migrants were working, the AP reports. The Libyans detained one of the workers, a Nigerian, poured gasoline on him and set him on fire, the ministry said in a statement.…

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Gas Explosion: 5 Persons Dead, 3 Rescued In Buruwa, Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the gas explosion that occurred at Baruwa, Alimosho area of Lagos on Thursday. TellAfrica gathered that the gas tanker explosion occurred at 5:40 a.m. when a LPG tanker was discharging at the Best Roof Plant Station at the area. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), while giving an update on the explosion said, three persons were rescued while five bodies were recovered from the explosion. The rescued persons had been taken to a hospital after the initial first…

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President Buhari Presents Nigeriaโ€™s 2021 budget to National Assembly

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari today presents the 2021 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. In a letter to both chambers on Tuesday, the president said he will lay the budget before the lawmakers at 11:00 a.m. The event is expected to take about an hour. The estimated budget expenditure is expected to be about N13.08 trillion โ€“ according to the Medium Term Expenditure Framework approved by the Senate and House of Representatives. Mr Buhari is also expected to address, in his…

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