Obaseki’s Victory: I’ve No Remorse Over My Actions and Inactions in Build-up to Poll – Oyegun

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the outcome of the Edo State governorship election should serve as a big lesson to the political leaders and political parties not to take the electorate and the people for granted.   Speaking to the Daily Sun on telephone shortly after the emergence of the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the poll, Oyegun, a former governor of the Edo State, argued that the people have not only proven to be wiser than…

Senate President mourns Emir of Zazzau

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed his condolences with the people of Zazzau Emirate, over the passing of their highly referred Emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris. Lawan also commiserated with the entire people and government of Kaduna State on the death of one the highest ranking and respected traditional rulers in Nigeria. “During his long reign, the departed Emir applied his wisdom and prestige to enhance peace and transformational development in Zazzau Emirate. “He will continue to be remembered for his dignity, integrity and boundless love for his people…

Gov Sani-Bello mourns Emir of Zauzau,Shehu Idris

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum, Abubakar Sani-Bello has expressed shock and sadness over the death of the Emir of Zazzau and Chairman Kaduna State Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr. Shehu Idris (CFR). The Governor, in a condolence message issued by his Chief Press Secretary Mary Noel-Berje, described the demise of the Royal Father as a colossal loss to the Northern region in particular, and country in general. Chairman of the North Central Governors Forum who showered eulogies at the deceased Emir,described him as a leader, statesman,…

President Buhari mourns Emir of Zauzau,sends Senior officials to Zaria

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and grief over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris. In a condolence message to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, the government and people of Kaduna State, President Buhari said: “With the passing of Alhaji Shehu Idris, Nigeria has lost one of its longest reigning traditional monarchs whose contributions to the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians cannot be forgotten for years to come.” According to the President, ”The Emir of Zazzau who ascended to the throne in 1975, had used…

Buhari congratulates Obaseki, reiterates commitment to free and fair elections

 President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The President congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki and urged him to show grace and humility in victory. In his reaction to the outcome of the election as announced by INEC, President Buhari said: “My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, because without free and fair elections, the foundation of our political and moral authority will be weak.” The President added:…

Dabiri-Erewa congratulates Ezeajughi as re-elected Mayor

Hon.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated the Nigerian-born scientist Councillor Ernest Ezeajughi, who was elected to serve a second four-year term as the mayor of Brent for another year. The congratulatory  message is contained in a statement by NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations,  Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja on Sunday. Dabiri-Erewa said the re-election of Councillor Ezeajughi was a testimony to his outstanding performance during his first term which earned him the respect of the people. She advised him to continue to impact positively on…

INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo Governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has officially declared Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) winner of the keenly contested Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, defeating his closest rival Ize-Iyamu of the All progressives congress (APC) in 15 local Governments out of 18. INEC’s Returning Officer for the election declared Obaseki winner of the election after polling the highest number of votes as mandated by the law. According to results collated in 18 LGAs early Sunday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in 15 local government…

AbdulRazaq commiserates with El-Rufai, Zazzau emirate over Emir’s death

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday commiserated with his Kaduna State counterpart Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and the Zazzau Emirate over the death of its monarch, His Royal Highness Dr Shehu Idris (CFR). “I join our compatriots nationwide to commiserate with His Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and the Zazzau emirate on the painful death of the revered monarch who served his people meritoriously and built bridges of friendship and goodwill across the country,” the Governor said in a statement. “The death of the monarch is…

This is Tinubu’s Power Plateau

On the day PMB approved the APC emergency NEC meeting that dethroned Oshiomhole, I wrote that Asiwaju was the major victim and advised that he reconsiders any presidential gambit in 2023 to avoid greater disappointment. Many disagreed and postulated that he was beyond the effects of any such gang up. When Gov Obaseki defected to the PDP and won the party’s gubernatorial ticket, I predicted that the huge crack within the APC apparatchik (cabals) will help his re-election as the use of federal might against him would not be possible…

Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris dies at 84

The Emir of Zauzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris is dead. The foremost Northern Monarch died at 84. Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed the Emir’s death. According to the governor, Idris died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna on Sunday. The governor tweeted, “It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of the father of our state, His Highness Emir of Zazzau, Alh (Dr.) Shehu Idris CFR. “He died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna today after a brief illness. Janazah prayer in Zaria is scheduled for 5pm.”