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Jimi Agbaje declares intention to run for 2019 Lagos governorship election

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Nigerian Pharmacist, and Politician Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje has officially declared his intention to contest in the 2019 Lagos State gubernatorial election on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), after losing to incumbent, Akinwunmi Ambode, in 2015.

The 61 year old politician put an end to speculations about his candidacy in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

He said,

“It is true that initially I did not want to re-contest, but I had so many people urging me to run. I bought and submitted my nomination form shortly before it closed.

“I will be part of the PDP Lagos governorship primaries, billed for Friday, Sept 28th.”

Agbaje expressed confidence that he would win a free and fair election to clinch the party’s ticket and then win the governorship race.

He said,

“Our primaries have always been open, fair and free for all. This is what we are known for, and that is the way I expect it to be.”

Agbaje lost to Ambode by over 150,000 votes in the 2015 contest before losing the national chairmanship of the PDP to Uche Secondus this year.

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Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

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Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire
Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said the Federal Government will do all it can to prevent medical doctors from leaving the country.

The minister stated this on Friday in Abuja after inspecting work on the new cancer centre at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Ehanire revealed that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will provide the necessary incentives to make migration unattractive for the doctors.

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The Health Minister admitted that medical doctors leaving Nigeria to foreign countries has become a challenge.

He, therefore, pledged that the government will do everything possible to ensure that doctors will prefer to remain and work in the country.

Ehanire advised hospital management to spend wisely, properly maintain the facilities when completed, and seek alternative sources of funding.

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the Nigerian Media to stop praising public officials and giving them awards for favoritism but to hold them accountable.

Governor Wike gave the charge when the national leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday.

The governor expressed that in time past, the Nigerian Press was a strong voice and conscience of the society, but wondered what has whittled down its powers.

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“What I have seen of you is that you praise us and give us award because of relationship or friendship. That’s not the way it should be. Challenge us; the people in authority and we will sit up to our responsibilities. We will have no choice than to perform and serve the people, as it should be.

The governor stated that Nigeria is in a difficult period in its history and NGE cannot shy away from performing its duties without fear or favour.

He urged them to discharge their function and be sure that they are doing what is right always.

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks
#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

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According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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