Tag: Governor

We abducted Kankara schoolboys because Governor Bello Masari dared us – “Repentant” Mastermind of Katsina abduction, Auwal Daudawa reveals

Auwal Daudawa, suspected mastermind of the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, has said he led the operation because Governor Bello Masari dared his men. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust Newspaper, Daudawa said he wanted to prove to the government that he had[Read More…]

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti now in self-quarantine after contacts tested Positive to Coronavirus

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State is now in self-isolation following the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. The Ekiti governor revealed this in a tweet on his handle on Wednesday, adding that he has also taken a test for the disease. According to him, he had been in meetings with two[Read More…]

Lagos Deputy Governor says motorcycles and tricycles were banned to curb crime rate and decrease road accidents

Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has claimed that motorcycle hailing companies came into state for visit.   Hamzat, who spoke on an interview with Channels Television, said the state never gave approval for their activities.  He also restated that motorcycles and tricycles were banned to curb crime rate and[Read More…]

Douye Diri sworn in as Bayelsa state Governor

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 2019 governorship, Douye Diri, has been sworn in as the Governor of Bayelsa State. He was sworn in by the state Chief Judge, Justice Kate, who administered the oaths of office and allegiance on Diri in the Government House, Yenagoa,[Read More…]

Former Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso Dares Nigerian Police

Despite a police warning against his planned January 30 visit to Kano, former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has said no one can stop him from travelling to his home state. He said he will go there peacefully to see his constituents. The Kano Command of the police had advised Mr. Kwankwaso,[Read More…]

Dusk-to-Dawn Curfew Relaxed in Jos

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has relaxed the dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos, the state capital. Lalong had imposed the curfew to avoid a reprisal attack on Igbo residents, following the clash between suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and some people of northern extraction in Port[Read More…]

Governor Nyesom Wike Wants Only Those Loyal To Him In His Cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has broken his silence on the dissolution of the state executive council, saying “those loyal will come back”. Although he did not go into details of his own concept of loyalty, Wike based his decision to sack his cabinet on the need to ensure[Read More…]

“I Can Contest Election Anywhere in the South-West” – Aregbesola Hints of a Senatorial Slot in Lagos After 2018

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he can choose to contest for elective office in any state of the south-west region when his tenure ends in November 2018. Aregbesola, however, said he has not yet made up his mind about a senatorial ambition in Lagos state. The governor made[Read More…]

Governor Wike Declares 3 Days Fasting For Rivers Rerun

The administration of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has declared a three-day fasting to “seek God’s intervention” for peace and order ahead of the December 10 legislative rerun election. Austin Tam-George, commissioner for information, disclosed this in a statement, saying the spiritual exercise will hold between Wednesday and Friday.[Read More…]

In Edo State, Godwin Obaseki Sworn-In As Edo Governor

Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been sworn-in as the Governor of Edo State. He succeeds his political godfather, Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki was sworn in by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Cromwell Idahosa, after taking the oath of office at about 12:20pm. The Deputy Governor,[Read More…]