Former Gov of Sokoto, Bafarawa retires from politics after 45 years

Bafarawa, who was the governor of Sokoto from 1999 to 2007, said he no longer has the will to be in active politics.

In an interview with Punch, the former governor said he will never contest for any elective office or accept any political appointment for the rest of his life.

He said, “There was a time I was in politics, the will to do it was there. Now, I don’t have it. I feel I have done my best based on the opportunity given to me and I am grateful for what God has done for me.


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No room for politics of violence in Osun – State gov to politicians

The Osun State government has warned politicians it will not permit any lawlessness and politics of violence in the state.

The is coming days after Adelowo Adebiyi, the Chairman of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a caucus within the All Progressives Congress alleged that there had been an attempt at assassinating leaders of the splinter group by the government of Adegboyega Oyetola.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, the Osun government bemoaned the slanderous charge against Governor Oyetola, noting that Adebiyi’s attribution of violence to the person of Oyetola was both wicked

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Political parties to present presidential, gov candidates for 2023 elections in August 2022

The Electoral Bill by the National Assembly has been passed to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, November 19, 2021, for assent.

If the President assents to the bill, it becomes a law and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would expect political parties to submit the list of their candidates for the 2023 elections latest by August 18, 2022.

This extends the dates for political parties to submit the names of their candidates to INEC from 60 to 120 days before the elections.

In the old Act, it is stated in its Section 31 that, “Every political party shall not

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Gov Diri Doles Out Scholarship, N4m To 9-year-old African Chess Champion

Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, has awarded scholarships and cash donation to nine-year-old Deborah Quickpen following her heroic performance at the recent Africa Youth Chess Championship in Accra, Ghana.

Miss Quickpen emerged champion in the Under-10 category after winning nine out of 10 games.

Governor Diri, who received the Bayelsa-born chess prodigy inside the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House in Yenagoa, announced a scholarship to university level whether in Nigeria or overseas, a N4m cash gift and appointed her as a youth ambassador.
Speaking during the reception, Governor Diri said: “On behalf of the government and the

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Kwara Gov Pledges Scholarship Awards to 16 Students from Rural Communities

By Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has expressed the readiness of the state government to provide scholarships to sixteen outstanding students of rural communities that would emerge from the second edition of the Countryside Emerging Leaders Fellowship (CELF) holding in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The convener of the Fellowship Programme, Mallam Lawal Olalekan Olohungbebe, who announced this at a press briefing in Ilorin on Monday said the government had committed to providing scholarships to all outstanding participants from across the 16 local government areas of the State.

Olohungbebe, who spoke on behalf of Haashim

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Resign if you’re interested in politics, Gov Bello tells appointees

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello

The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has directed all political appointees who are interested in contesting party  executive positions to tender their resignation letters.

Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, said this in a statement on Monday; adding that the measure was in compliance with the constitution of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The statement further requested that the resignation letters should be submitted to the Office of Secretary to the State Government with immediate effect.

The SSG enjoined those affected to comply with the directive.

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Lagos deputy gov Hamzat urges religious groups to encourage members in politics

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has urged faith-based organisations to encourage their members to actively engage in politics.

This was made known in a statement on Sunday titled “Hamzat, Shekarau advocate FBOs collaboration on good governance.”

According to the statement, Hamzat made the call to religious groups during a workshop organised by the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Faith Society on Sunday.

During the workshop, Hamzat stated that religion should not stop anyone from engaging in politics, rather such members can serve as “good role models to others and allow their principles and conviction to guide and drive what they do in

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How Republican Gov. Phil Scott Won Over Blue Vermont | Politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont is one of the bluest states in the nation. It gave Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden two-thirds of the vote in 2020, providing Biden with his single biggest winning margin in any state. Vermont sends a socialist, Bernie Sanders, to the U.S. Senate, and it has one of the few strong left-wing third parties of any state.

Yet for three elections running, Vermont’s voters have chosen Phil Scott, a Republican, to be their governor – by increasing margins. Scott won his first two-year term in 2016 by 9 points, his second in 2018 by

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