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Former Kwara State Commissioner, Dr. Bola Olaosebikan (Oon), Joins Kwara Guber Race In 2019 Elections

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Nigeria’s pioneer health strategist and publisher of Healthcare Magazine, Dr. Bola Tajudeen Olaosebikan (OON) has
officially confirmed his intention to heed the clarion call of his people to join the gubernatorial race in the coming
elections 2019.
The former Kwara State Commissioner for Health, after due consultations with Kwarans both at home and in The
Diaspora is ecstatic in taking up the challenge of confronting the huge challenges of the State, which according to him
can only be achieved by experienced and visionary leaders with track records.
In a press release signed by his spokesman, Mr. Dele Aberuagba, the gubernatorial aspirant stated that, “We are all
aware Kwara is faced with acute water supply, bad road networks and dilapidated infrastructure amongst others, the
only way I can contribute to improving all these and more is to come out and bring my vast experience to bear in
serving my people. It cannot be a better time than now”.
According to Dr. Olaosebikan, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, hence I strongly believe my resolve
to join the race is a decision in the right direction to join my people in Kwara to restructure the State and bring about
structures that will improve the living standard of all Kwarans.
He went on, “As I make my intention known publicly, I therefore call on all Kwarans wherever they are all over the
world to join me in the vision of moving the state forward. Your unflinching support and prayers will go a long way in
restoring the hope of the ordinary man in Kwara, so we can take our place in the annals of Nigeria’s history”.
Dr. Olaosebikan however reflected that, “This is definitely not about me, but about our dear state and the in-coming
generation because we need to bequeath to them a good legacy that will stand the test of time”.
Mr. Aberuagba who has been a renowned journalist with the defunct Daily Times, Prime People, Today’s Choice, Punch,
Trumpet (UK) and lately Publisher of UK-based Empire Int’l Magazine/Safari News Online took cognizance of Dr.
Olasebikan’s passion for alleviating the numerous challenges of the State especially lack of average infrastructures
required by an ordinary Kwaran. “Dr. Olaosebikan feels the pains and thereby promises to serve the State with all his
vigour to bring about positive change by the special grace of God. The astute publisher and enviable administrator will
be coming on board based on the premise of his 30 years of wealth of vast experience from both private and public
sectors”.
He however sounded highly promising when he added, “I thereby promise to deliver laudable programmes, policies and
run an all inclusive government that will transform the State to another level, the way it has never been done before.”
As part of his massive awareness programmes towards the elections, Dr. Olaosebikan will be visiting all the Local
Government Areas in the State with a view to rubbing minds with all stakeholders and the populace in kwara. This is
indeed, One Kwara, One Nigeria Project!
Affirming the need for all that wants the best for Kwara State to join him, the aspirant noted, “though the journey
ahead is onerous and tedious but with God on our side, we shall triumph. If we do not do it together, no one will do it
for us. Let us join hands together in order to take our dear State to a new level, Kwara needs your unflinching support
this time around. Together we shall transform the State”. Join Dr. Bola Olaosebikan in taking over Kwara Government

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APC finally loses Zamfara as Supreme Court rules against party

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Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, has finally lost its bid to govern Zamfara State for the next four years following a Supreme Court ruling.

An APC governor, Abdulaziz Yari, is the outgoing governor of the state.

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the APC did not conduct valid primaries in the build up to the 2019 general elections in Zamfara.

The Supreme Court validated the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, which ruled that no valid primaries were conducted by the APC in Zamfara State.

The court in a unanimous judgement by a five-member panel on Friday decided that a party that had no valid candidate cannot be said to have emerged winner of the recently conducted general elections.

In an appeal brought by the APC, the apex court ruled against the apellant and ordered a fine of N10 million against the APC.

“Candidate other than the first appellant with the highest vote stand elected. A cost of N10 million is awarded against the appellant,” the court ruled.

The candidate of the APC, Mukhtar Idris, had been declared winner of the elections after he polled 534,541 votes despite controversies trailing his candidacy.

The PDP candidate is believed to have come second in the election and could now be declared the governor-elect in the state.

The ruling also affects all APC Zamfara House of Assembly candidates who were initially declared winners of their elections.

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Amosun Blocks Road To Venue of Dapo Abiodun’s Inauguration

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On the pretext of road construction, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, not only completely closed the road leading to MKO Abiola Stadium, ABEOKUTA venue of the inauguration of Prince Dapo Abiodun as Governor of Ogun State, he also dug a deep and wide gulley in front of June 12 Cultural Centre, where the inauguration lecture is holding today.

These are contained in a post on the Ogun Daily Core’s whatsApp by Mr Tunde Oladunjoye. He added: “Not done, Amosun left a huge hip of sand and a bulldozer at the entrance. The question is: Would this have happened is it is Amosun’s puppet that is to be inaugurated as Governor?”

However, Yinka Olayemi, a member of the group reacted: “Yes. I told someone yesterday that those attending today’s event will have no choice than to drive through NNPC via Stadium to Cultural Centre.”

“It is over. The outgoing governor can never and never run foul of the Constitution of the country by extending his day in office.”

Also, Femi Oteweso, made another suggestion: “We saw it today too, but we all expressed the opinion that people can take the M.K.O Stadium to access the June 12 Cultural Center for the event.”

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Kogi APC Aspirants’ Forum rejects Yahaya Bello for second term, warns Buhari, Oshiomhole

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Aspirants’ Forum, Kogi State chapter, on Monday, rejected the candidature of Governor Yahaya Bello for a second term in office over alleged bad leadership and non-performance.

This was made known in a communique issued by the forum at the end of
its meeting on Monday in Abuja.

The communique signed by its chairman, Mr Ben Adaji, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole and members of its National Working Committee (NWC) not to give the governorship ticket to Bello.

It added that giving the ticket to Bello to run for a second term would be a risk, saying the party may lose the state to the opposition.

It said Bello had remained adamant in spite of directives by President Muhammadu Buhari to all APC governors to reconcile and accommodate the party`s aspirants after the last primaries.

The communique alleged that Bello had continued to treat Kogi aspirants as enemies and second class citizens in the party they laboured for.

It said the forum had, therefore, resolved to mobilise and support one of its members to contest the forthcoming primaries and the subsequent governorship election slated for November.

It added that after much deliberations and debate, the forum nominated three of its members which included: Alhaji Yahaya Audu, Chief Adedoyin, and Dr Toyin Akanle for the contest.

“At the end of the deliberations, Alhaji Yahaya Audu was unanimously endorsed to contest the forthcoming election,” the communique said.

The also forum used the opportunity to pledge unalloyed support for the President Buhari administration.

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