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Lagos LG Elections: Foluke Daramola’s husband steps down for MC Oluomo’s anointed candidate

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Olukayode Salami Salako one of the major contenders for the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship ticket in Oshodi/ Isolo Local Government has stepped down for Kehinde Oloyede Almaroof.

While Salako is the husband of popular Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola, Almaroof is the anointed candidate of Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya (MC Oluomo), Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State.

Explaining his reasons for stepping down for Oloyede, Salako said that it was borne out of the greater good for the people of Oshodi than the benefit of an individual.

Oloyede was a former husband of another popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele.

Salako’ withdrawal leaves Oloyede and three other candidates as the contenders for the party’s ticket in Oshodi in its primaries scheduled for Saturday 29.

The other three candidates are the current Vice Chairman of Oshodi Local Government, Daisi Osho; Supervisory Councillor for Environment Yusuf Adesanya and Engineer Olajide Ismail Badmus. 

Badmus is the son of the late leader of the party, Alhaji Badmus

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Insecurity: Oyo goes spiritual, invites traditional worshippers to invoke spiritual powers

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The Oyo State government has invited some traditional worshippers in the State to invoke spiritual powers as a means of tackling insecurity ravaging the State.

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun made this known to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan, the state capital.

He made the disclosure shortly after meeting with traditional worshipers at his ministry on “Community and Public Enlightenment on Security and Peaceful Coexistence”.

The state had in recent time witnessed unrest birthed by the activities of Fulani herdsmen and farmers, kidnappers and other criminal elements disturbing the peace of the State.

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Ooni of Ife’s wife attends naming ceremony of incarcerated Endsars protester’s child (photos)

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Ooni of Ife's wife attends naming ceremony of Kemisola Ogunniyi,

The naming ceremony of the son of Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, held today June 23. He was named Okikoiola Freedom Erinponmile.

In attendance was the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Prophetess Naomi Ogunwusi.

Kemisola was arrested after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests. She was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze.

On June 16, she welcomed her baby boy while in prison.

See more photos from the naming ceremony below…

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Delta PDP suspends Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

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The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

The suspension endorsed by the PDP State Working Committee (SWC) subsists for a period of one month.

According to the State PDP leadership, “The action became necessary against the backdrop of the recent romance with the opposition party, verbal recklessness, and unprovoked utterances of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, particularly against the person of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, which the PDP State Working Committee views strongly as totally unacceptable, disturbing and unbecoming of a politician and party member of his stature.”

“The PDP State Working Committee is in no doubt that the rash, unguarded, confused and heavily noxious, and vitriolic attacks by Senator Nwaoboshi, a serving Senator and a very recent Chairman of our great Party, are potentially inimical to the peace and harmony of the Party and tantamount to causing discord and disaffection among loyal Party members.

“The suspension, therefore, though obligatory, has sadly become imperative and inevitable, especially given the dramatic spontaneity and overzealousness of his verbal attacks, which are totally out of character and the have suspiciously been induced by circumstances which defy immediate rational analysis and comprehension”, the statement signed by the Delta PDP Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza noted.

The matter, he said, has been referred to the State Disciplinary Committee, in order to afford Senator Nwaoboshi a fair hearing and the opportunity to appear before it and defend himself.

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