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APC governors have no hand in dissolution of NWC ― Kebbi governor

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The chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, on Monday declared as false the allegation that governors of the APC were behind the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the travails of its former national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Bagudu stated this while addressing a press conference on Monday at Government House, Birnin-Kebbi, adding that the dissolution of the NWC by President Muhammadu Bihari was purely a democratic exercise.

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“It was so unfortunate for people in the opposition party or any Nigerian to have attributed what happened last week that led to the dissolution of NWC as the handiwork of the APC governors,” he said.

He explained that all the APC governors voted for Comrade Adams Oshiomhole at the last national convention that brought him to power as the national chairman of the party.

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The chairman of the APC governors’ forum lashed out at critics who faulted the President for holding the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party at the Presidential Villa, saying what the President did was in consonance with the Covid-19 pandemic protocol adding that since the Presidential villa has the virtual gadgets it was conducive for such a meeting to take place inside the Villa and that was what happened.

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He said there was nothing cynical in hosting the meeting as political opposition parties are painting it for their selfish gains.

 

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I am still in the governorship race -Akeredolu

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Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he is still in the State’s Governorship race in the Oct. 10 election.

This follows rumours of his disqualification from participating in the July 20 governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Newsmen reports that the screening, which took place from July 8 to July 10 in Abuja, was for the 12 APC governorship aspirants in the state.

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Mr Ojo Oyewamide, Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Sunday in Akure, said the rumour was a ploy to distract supporters of Akeredolu.

He explained that it was another distraction “unleashed with the aim of deceiving the unsuspecting public and diverting attention from the self-imposed pains on the part of those behind the story.

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“They are scavengers and will stop at nothing to sustain their trade of deceit. Ignore them, remain firm, be dedicated and prayerful.

“Akeredolu is not just participating at the party primary. He shall be re-elected by the Grace of God, come October 10, 2020.

“The governor, therefore, appeals to all his supporters to ignore the rumour and dedicate this period to God for His continuous grace, favour and protection,” he said.

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Ex-Oyo commissioner, Fatai Abimbola dies in car accident

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Kano: Auto crash injures five, kills five

A former Commissioner in Oyo State, Honorable Fatai Abimbola is dead, Daily Post reports.

It was gathered on Saturday that Abimbola, a native of Ibadan, the state capital died in a road accident on Friday.

Abimbola who is fondly known as Abogun served as a commissioner under the government of the immediate past Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

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A source said that Abimbola died in a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Friday.

A former Special Assistant (Students Matters) to Ajimobi, Mr Afeez Mobolaji, confirmed the death of the former Commissioner in a post on his Facebook page Friday night.

Mobolaji said, “Rest in peace, Mogaji Abogun.”

Another aide of the immediate past Governor, Mr Wale Sadeeq also confirmed the death of the former Commissioner.

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Donald Trump wears mask in public for first time

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President of the United States of America, Donald Trump wore a mask in public for the first time during a visit to a military hospital a short helicopter ride from the White House on Saturday evening.

The president’s decision to wear a mask came as cases of coronavirus surged to record levels in the US and after aides and experts urged Trump to follow his own government’s guidelines on face coverings.

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Trump flew to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington DC to meet wounded service members and health care providers caring for Covid-19 patients.

Donald Trump was wearing a black mask as he walked down the entryway of Walter Reed medical centre accompanied by hospital staff, marking the first time he has been seen wearing a protective face-covering in public.

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The president did not stop to take questions from the White House pool before turning down a hallway.

His meeting with injured troops and staff is closed to the press.

The only other time Trump was spotted wearing a mask was behind the scenes during a tour of a Ford plant in Michigan back in May.

“I think when you’re in a hospital, especially in that particular setting where you’re talking to a lot of soldiers and people that in some cases just got off the operating tables, I think it’s a great thing to wear a mask,” Trump said before boarding Marine One en route to the hospital. “I’ve never been against masks, but I do believe they have a time and a place.”

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