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PDP’s Murtala Nyako wins Adamawa governorship election

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Murtala Nyako, the former governor of Adamawa state reclaimed his seat just ten days after he was sacked from office.

Nyako won 13 out of the 21 local government areas in the state, while ACN won eight.

By winning the majority of votes and 25% of votes in two-thirds of the local government areas in the state, Murtala Nyako has fulfilled the constitutional requirements to be pronounced winner of the governorship election in the state.

With results from the 21 local government areas in the state collated, Murtala Nyako of the ruling PDP got 302, 986 votes to defeat his closest challenger, ACN’s Markus Gundiri, who polled 260,405 votes. The candidate of CPC, Buba Marwa, polled 107,564 votes.

The state’s returning officer, Prof Mohammed H. Mohammed, Vice-Chancellor of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, is now being awaited to officially announce the result of the election.

The ACN has swiftly cried foul play as  a Mr. Sonny, the ACN returning officer, alleged there were alterations in some result sheets and hinted that his party might challenge the result in court.

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  1. Shaibu

    February 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    PDP thief,barawo,army rober,God punished all d PDP cabals.

  2. Ransome Kurgan

    February 5, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I am not contempted with wat hapn in our state Nyako is a thief,barawo,ole

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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