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adminreachOctober 24, 2017

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The Campaign Organisation of Prince Adedayo Adeyeye has condemned the conduct of the Ekiti Council primaries and called on the national leadership of the party to quickly come to the rescue of the party in the state.
Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement, (PAAM), Publicity Secretary, Mr Niyi Ojo, in a statement described the local government primary which was held in the Government House ground and supervised by Governor Ayo Fayose, as clear breach of the party’s constitution.
“The national leadership of our great party should quickly come to the rescue of the party in Ekiti State before Governor Fayose destroys the party.
“In the first instance, Mr Governor created his own constitution by fixing the maximum age for chairmanship candidate at 50 years while maximum age for councillorship candidate at 30 years against the provisions of Nigerian constitution.
“There is nowhere in the constitution that stipulates maximum age for any elective position. Furthermore, the primaries elections to elect the candidates for councillorship and Chairmanship of various local governments commenced at the Ekiti State Government House instead of the various wards and local governments respectively. The Governor is the electoral officer for the exercise.
“Thousands of our teeming party people were subjected to untold hardships by sleeping on grasses, inside buses and car and concrete platform. The Governor adopted option A4 method that attracted a lot of people without any arrangement for accommodation of the delegates.
“Surprisingly, this morning, the publicity secretary of the party in Ekiti State issued a statement that the Governor had disqualified all chairmanship’ aspirants from Ado Local government.
“Also, some LG chairmanship aspirants from Ido Osi, Moba and Ikole were included in the illegal disqualification for unruly behaviours, thereby calling for fresh nomination before Friday for other interested aspirants. We believe that only court of law can disqualify candidate for election not by executive fiat by the governor.
“We hereby call on the national leadership of PDP to quickly wade into the situation before it degenerates further into another round of crisis. Governor Fayose is not the owner of PDP but only privileged to be a sitting governor at this time,” he said.

adminreachOctober 24, 2017

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Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has lauded the choice of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land.
He said the Oodua Peoples Congress National coordinator is worthy of the title.
The Governor, who spoke at the 50th birthday reception of his Special Adviser on Information and strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon in Iwo, Osun state, said by the appointment of the Arigidi Akoko born, Adams has become the generalissimo of both the seen and unseen warriors of Yoruba land in home and abroad.
Aregbesola who held the Aare Ona Kakanfo designate in a long embrace at first sight at the event, said he shares many things in common with Gani Adams having lived in the same neighborhood with him in Arigidi Akoko in Ondo state..
The Governor said no choice could have been better than the one Alaafin of Oyo made in respect of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo, saying that the choice is obviously very popular and sits well with the Yoruba people.
“He has become the generalissimo of seen and unseen Yoruba warriors. You are worthy of the title, I salute you,” Aregbesola said.

adminreachOctober 24, 2017

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday directed the immediate dismissal of Abdulrasheed Maina, a civil servant who went missing for years after being declared wanted for corruption, but was recently reinstated to a higher post.

The president said the circumstances of Mr. Maina’s return to civil service must be investigated.
A statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said Mr. Buhari had ordered “immediate disengagement of Mr Abdulrasheed Maina from service.”
The president directed the Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, to submit to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, before the end of work today, Monday, a report on the circumstances leading to Mr. Maina’s recall.
Read the statement issued by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Monday:
PRESIDENT BUHARI DIRECTS MAINA’S DISENGAGEMENT FROM SERVICE
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Mr Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms.
In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the President equally demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina’s recall and posting to the Ministry of Interior.
The report is to be submitted to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, before the end of work today, Monday, October 23, 2017.

adminreachOctober 24, 2017

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At least three local government areas in Nigeria are still cut off due to the presence of Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations has said.
The claim is coming weeks after the military command in northeast Nigeria announced that no part of Borno state was under the control of the deadly group.
But the UN said despite efforts by the military, some locations in Borno state, including three whole local government areas, remained inaccessible to aid workers as a result of the threat posed by the Boko Haram sect.
The report was issued by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian (OCHA). It said Boko Haram hostilities that slowed down due to the rainy season might increase in the coming months.
“Insecurity, presence of mines, improvised explosive devices, and unexploded ordinances had continued to slow down the response of humanitarian agencies in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states” said OCHA’s monthly report for September 2017, titled, “North-East Nigeria: Humanitarian Situation Update”.
“Most roads to the south, south-west and east remain unusable due to security concerns and most humanitarian personnel movement is done through air assets. Cargo, however, is being transported via road with armed escorts as a last resort.”
The UN agency added that, “No humanitarian aid is currently reaching locations in these LGAs outside of the LGAs’ main towns called ‘headquarters’. Major humanitarian supply routes towards the west, north-west and north are open for humanitarians without the use of armed escorts. Following advocacy efforts, Konduga and Mafa are now also accessible to aid groups without military escorts.”
The UN said it was battling with paucity of funds due to the failure of donors worldwide to fully meet their financial commitment towards the North-east.
The director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, told journalists the Army would not Immediately comment on the report until it studied its details.