News Summary: Akerelodu Wins Ondo Governorship Election
NAF To Restructure Units In North-East Operation
The Nigerian Airforce says it is embarking on re-structuring of its operational units in the North-East to further enhance its mandate of protecting the country’s Territorial Integrity.
Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said this as a fallout of threat analysis conducted by the force.
FG Conducts Free Surgery For Indigent Nigerians
The Federal Ministry of Health has conducted free surgery for eighteen indigent Nigerians as part of its on-going rapid response programme at the National Hospital Abuja.
NAFOWA Donates To IDPs In Bama
Meanwhile, in furtherance of the Federal Government’s efforts toward re-building the North East, the Nigerian Airforce officers wives Association (NAFOWA) has donated relief materials to Internally Displaced persons in BAMA Camp, Maiduguri, Borno state. Olajide Bello again reports that the
donation is pursuant to Chief of Air Staff’s initiative of Personnel Volunteer Contribution of the Nigerian Airforce.
VSF Empowers 3000 Female IDPs
As peace gradually returns to the North East, the victims support fund has initiated a programme aimed at empowering female internally displaced persons in Borno state
to be self reliant.
This report say that a total of three thousand women have so far benefitted from the programme.
Breakfast With The King 10th Anniversary
Nigerians have been urged to be resilient in prayers and remain hopeful of a great future for the country. This was the core message at the Tenth Anniversary celebration of the Breakfast with the King Ministry in Abuja.
Denis Adegunloye reports on this and the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
What Fashola Said At UNIBEN Convocation
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola wants students of Tertiary Institutions not to allow fear to becloud their sense of responsibility.
This advise was continued in his lecture at the 42nd convocation of the University of Benin.
Steve Lonai Nwaokolo reports that the lecture was titled “freedom from fear;
choice before the new generation.
CBAAC Set To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of FESTAC77
The centre for Black African Arts and Civilization is set to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Festival of Arts and
Culture, FESTAC 77.
The Director General, Dr Ferdinand Anikwe disclosed this in Benin when he paid a visit to renown musician professor Victor
Niger Quranic Recitation
Niger state government says it will continue to harness all resources at its disposal to fast track the process that will improved quality of education and guarantee the
lives of people of the state.
The state governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello stated this in a message to the 31st state annual quranic recitation competition hosted by Suleja Emirate.
Essence Of Prayer By The Church
The church has been reminded of her role in praying for the country and its leaders for wisdom in bringing the Nation out of its current economic challenges.
This was part of the message at the Apostolic Church Nigeria service in Abuja.
Women Empowerment In Kebbi
Defying cultural and religions barriers to address socio economic challenges is the story of young women in Kebbi state who choose skills acquisition for self reliance.
Many of those women are currently receiving training in various skills while others graduated by a philanthropist
Hajiya Salamatu Hussaini a former Minister of the Federal Republic who wants to give back to the society.
Akerelodu Wins Governorship Election
Rotimi Akeredolu of APC has been returned elected as winner of Ondo state governorship election. Akeredolu polled a total of two hundred and forty four thousand, eight hundred and forty two votes, defeating PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede, Olusola Oke of the AD and the candidates of the other twenty five political parties
PRONACO On Ondo Election
Pro National conference Organization PRONACO Says the just concluded Governorship elections in Ondo state is one of the best INEC has ever conducted.
This is contained in a release by the Spokesperson Olalwale Okunniyi.
The statement reveals that despite the murder of Chief Afolabi Olaposi APC leader in Igboroko ward of Owo, the maturity and
discipline of stakeholders contributed to the success of the election. He also lauded civil society groups and charged political stalwarts to continue to adhere to the tenets
of fair play to avoid the wrath of the law.
President Buhari Congratulates Akeredolu
President Muhammad Buhari has reassured assure Nigerians that the APC led administration under his watch is committed
to playing by the rules, and there will be no let-up until Nigerians see the great nation of their dreams in all spheres of National development.
The President stated this while congratulating the Governor-elect of Ondo state, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu(SAN)
of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on his well-deserved victory in the Saturday November, 26 Governorship election in the state.
APC Congratulates Rotimi Akerelodu On Election Victory
Also National chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun has congratulated the party’s
candidate in Ondo state Governorship election, the Rotimi Akeredolu, SANand the running mate Agboola Ajayi on
their landslide election, victory. In a message by Edegbe Odemwingie onbehalf of the APC National working committee NWC Odigie-Oyegun while thanking the Ondo electorates for voting for the party also expressed gratitude to the
good people of Ondo state for their impressive turnout and peaceful conduct during the exercise.
CNPP On Ondo Election
Acting National Publicity Secretary of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, Olawale Okunniyi says the just concluded governorship election in Ondo state is one
of the best INEC has ever conducted in recent times. He commended INEC for it’s professionalism and technical capacity that contributed to peaceful and credible polling.
The statement also lauded civil society groups and challenged politicians, parties leaders and candidates to continue to
adhere to the tenets of fair play and burden on the judiciary, law enforcement agents INEC.
Saraki, Dogara Congratulates Akeredolu
In the same vein, Senate President, Bukola Saraki has congratulated the Governor-elect of Ondo state, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, over his victory in the Saturday governorship election in the state.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser
Media and Publicity, said Akeredolu’s victory did not come to him as surprise going by his excellent credentials and years
of preparedness for the business of governance.
He urged the Governor-elect to be magnanimous in victory by ensuring that he works with all relevant stakeholders in the arduous task of moving the sunshine state to the next level.
As he puts it, Ondo could not have made a better choice than Akeredolu. Welcome on board he stated.
Similarly, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara has congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu SAN
Information Minister On Creative Industry
The Federal Government has re-emphasised it’s
commitment to strengthening the creative industry in Nigeria.
This is coming on the heels of the viability the industry beholds as a potential revenue earner for the Nation and youth engagement venture.
This was the submission of the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed at an event in Lagos.