18032019 - APC, PDP attack INEC over Bauchi, Adamawa gov polls

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16—Vanguard, MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019

VISIT: Governor of Osun State, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola (middle); his deputy, Mr. Gboyega Alabi (4th

right); Ambassador of China, Dr.Zhou Pingjian (4th left); Councellor of the Embassy of China, Mr

Zhon Xikang; Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji (3 rd right); Chief of

Staff, Dr. Charles Akinola (2nd right); Head of Service, Dr. Gboyega Oyebade (2nd left); Finance Supervisor,

Mr. Bola Oyebanji and Supervisor, Federal Matters, Mrs Idiat Babalola, during the ambassador's

visit to the governor to strenghten relationship and promote exchanges at subnational levels of

Government, at the State Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo, weekend.

Group to Obaseki: Stop 2nd term campaign,

focus on Gelegele seaport project

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By Elizabeth

Uwandu

BENIN CITY-THE

Concerned Edo

Youths for Good Governance

have admonished

governor Godwin Obaseki

to concentrate on concluding

the Gelegele seaport

industrial park projects he

promised the people of the

state than campaigning for

a second term.

While faulting the

ongoing celebration by the

state government over the

24 House of Assembly seats

won by the All Progressives

Congress (APC) in Edo

State which according to

the government was the

first time such feat was

achieved in the state, the

group asserted it was an

indication that neither the

governor nor his handlers

are conversant with the

political history of the state.

The group in a statement

signed by its Director of

Publicity, Dr Calistus

Osamoyi, reminded that "

during the administration

of governor Lucky

Igbinedion, the PDP won

the entire 24-member

House of Assembly and

that was why Patrick

Obahiagbon, was referred

as Leader of the House

then instead of Majority

Leader since the minority

party then which was

ANPP did not have a

member in the House. This

was during the second term

of governor Igbinedion

2003-2007.

"So the state government

should stop celebrating 24/

24 as if it was the first time it

happened. We urge the

governor to stop this

campaign for a second term

and focus on completing the

Gelegele sea port project

which he promised. Because

we are worried that up till

now nothing has happened

in the site, the same way

weed has taken over the

proposed industrial park site

after over 20 communities

donated their lands for the

project.

"We want to remind the

Okowa's victory, manifestation of will of

Deltans —Adiotomre

ASABA—THE Delta

State Coordinator,

Neighbourhood to

Neighbourhood (#N2N)

Campaign Organization,

Hon. Jonathan Adiotomre,

has described the victory of

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as

the manifestation of the

collective will of Deltans.

Adiotomre stated this

while reacting to the reelection

of the governor in

Asaba.

He commended members

of the group, PDP faithful

and the entire Deltans for

Edo ADC candidate urges members to keep

faith in party

By Alemma Aliu

BENIN

CITY—

THOUGH elections

are over with not too

impressive outing, the

African Democratic

Congress, ADC, candidate

governor that Comrade

Oshiomhole who made

him governor was able to

win 18/18 in his second

term due to the work he did

in Edo state and not

through social media

propaganda. As concerned

citizens of the state, we

urge the governor to focus

on his job and stay away

from sychophants who will

tomorrow abandon him.

"All these noise about 24/

24 is unnecessary because

every body knows that if

their efforts and

commitment towards the

return of Governor Ifeanyi

Okowa to the Government

House, Asaba, saying that

the governor’s re-election,

would herald more

prosperity for all Deltans in

line with the SMART

Agenda.

His

words:

“Neighbourhood to

Neighbourhood

Campaign Organization

went round the state

canvassing for votes for our

amiable governor, Senator

not for the doggedness of

Oshiomhole and his

person, APC would have

died in Edo state. The

members of the State

Assembly won their

elections due to their

connections with their

constituents and not

because of Obaseki

because Edo people are yet

to see any meaningful

achievement so far apart

from what we saw during

the administration of

Oshiomhole" it stated.

Ifeanyi Okowa. We thank

God that our efforts paid off

with the re-election of the

Governor. Indeed, we

achieved results”.

The Governor’s aide

congratulated Senator

Ifeanyi Okowa and other

Peoples Democratic Party,

PDP, candidates for their

victory in the March 9, 2019

election, even as he

advised those who lost to

accept their fate and join

hands with the governor

and winners to move Delta

State forward.

for Oredo federal constituency

in the February 23,

2019 general elections,

Hon. Omo Osagie Efosa

(aka Mighty Man) has

urged members and supporters

of the party not to

lose faith saying the future

of Nigerian politics lies in

the ADC.

In a message to

members of the party in the

state, family members,

friends and religious

leaders, the party leader

assured that the ADC was

already going back to the

drawing board with a view

to coming out with new

strategies to market the ideals

of the party which he

said would take Nigeria

out of the woods to be at

par with her contemporaries

in the comity of nations.

According to him, "I

appreciate everyone for

your great support, morally,

financially, through prayers

and otherwise; it is God that

gives power, God gives the

best. He gives to whoever

he wishes.

"I know that this state

belongs to us all. I plead

with my supporters and

friends to avoid violence;

especially youths; they

should not offer themselves

for politicians to use to

perpetuate violence. Don't

make yourselves available

to be used for violence by

politicians whose children

are abroad because we are

a family; if they ask you to

go into violence, ask them

to bring their children."

Crisis-struck Sudan signs deals

for $300m with Arab funds

Sudan has signed deals for loans worth $300

million with regional Arab funds, authorities

said on Saturday, as the government struggles to

cope with an economic crisis and nearly three

months of street protests.

The finance ministry agreed a $230 million loan

with the Abu Dhabi-based Arab Monetary Fund

to support the balance of payments, the ministry

said in a statement.

A deal for a second loan worth $70 million was

signed with the Arab Trade Financing Program,

whose shareholders include the Arab Monetary

Fund and which is also based in Abu Dhabi,

according to a statement from Sudan’s presidency.

The deals were signed as President Omar al-

Bashir and other officials including the central

bank governor met Arab Monetary Fund Director

General Abdulrahman Al Hamidy in the capital,

Khartoum.

A worsening economic crisis in Sudan triggered

frequent demonstrations across the country since

Dec. 19 in which protesters have called for an end

to Bashir’s three-decade rule.

Black Box shows similarities between

Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines crashes

T

he Ethiopian Air Boeing 737 Max crash had

similarities to the Lion Air plane that went

down off the coast of Indonesia about five months

ago, according to the nation’s transport minister.

A preliminary study of the flight data recorders

show “clear similarities between Ethiopian

Airlines flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight

610,” Dagmawit Moges said Sunday at a press

conference in Addis Ababa.

The findings will be subject to further

investigation, and a preliminary report will be

released within 30 days, she said.

The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed March 10

minutes after it took off from Ethiopia’s capital,

killing all 157 people on board. The accident

prompted most of the world to ground Boeing’s

737 Max on safety concerns.

CBA’s shareholders accept

merger with NIC Group

Kenya’s Commercial Bank of Africam, CBA

said weekend that its shareholders had

accepted a share swap with NIC Group, paving

way for its merger.

The two banks first announced their planned

merger in January, in which current NIC Group

shareholders would own 47 percent of the merged

entity and CBA shareholders owning 53 pct.

“As a result of the share exchange transaction, it

is proposed that NIC Group will acquire sole

control of CBA and its subsidiaries,” CBA said in

a statement published in Kenyan newspapers.

South Africa’s rand recovers as

trade deal hopes rise

South Africa’s firmed early on Friday, reversing

some of its losses from the previous session

with demand for emerging market currencies

boosted by new signs of a trade deal between

China and the United States.

At 0730 GMT the rand was 0.41 percent firmer

at 14.4800 per dollar compared to a close of

14.5400 overnight in New York.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone

with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

and the two sides made further substantive

progress on trade talks, Xinhua news agency said

on Friday.

Bonds also gained with the yield on the

benchmark paper due in 2026 down 3.5 basis

points to 8.725 percent. Stocks opened firmer, with

the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Top-40 index up 0.35

percent to 49,712points.

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