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Ondo 2016: God Will Choose My Successor, Says Mimiko

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Olusegun MimikoGovernor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Saturday opened up on his successor in Akure, the state capital, saying he is looking to divine guidance for a successor with a heart and passion to serve the people of the Sunshine State.
Speaking at the 84th edition of the monthly praise thanksgiving programme, tagged “Divine Agenda” held at the International Events Centre in Akure, the governor called on the people of the state not to be carried away by the propaganda gimmick of the opposition party in the state.
Mimiko, whose tenure expires on 24th of February 2017, said God will choose “the man after His heart to lead the state”.
“I also prayed specially that after our tenure, when we bow out, a man after the heart of God will take over in the state, a man that will have the heart for the people, because if you are brilliant and you don’t have the heart for the people you cannot succeed”, he said.
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“The man must be sensitive to your needs. When election comes in October, you must lay your bed very well. Don’t be carried away with the propaganda, stay with the real stuff and the good lord will help all of you”.
He also noted that his government had been able to turn the state into a centre of attraction in terms of development in the last seven years, saying developmental projects executed by his administration had become the reference point for good governance across the country.
According to him, government had performed well in the health sector, agriculture, urban renewal programme and particularly the ‘Abiye’ initiative, which he said had helped in reducing maternal mortality by 70 percent.
“We got information that one of us went to Togo for an International conference and delivered a paper on our safe motherhood programme and they said we will receive visitors from the whole of Africa very soon”, Mr. Mimiko, who doubles as Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum said.
“Because at that conference, everybody says from across the continent that they should come to Ondo state to learn the trick of maternal death reduction.
“It’s just amazing, when you look back seven years up, we’ve reduced maternal death more than 70 percent, this is a verifiable data.
“We started save motherhood programme to have the best facilities in term of quality services and also offers complete free services. There must be a clear distinctions between quality and affordability.
“We have proved that we can remove financial barriers completely and still offers qualitative services to our people”.
Mr. Mimiko further stated that God had blessed the state with uncommon grace, given that the people supported his government through the hard times and during the good times.
“We are always overcoming all our challenges. God has turned our reproach to blessing most especially on this event centre. The opposition thought that this will be abandoned project”, he added.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.

Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.

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