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    National Confab: North Warns Against Ethnic Agenda

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    As preparations for the proposed National Conference peaked, the positions of some critical stakeholders in the Nigeria project have shown that regional and ethnic agenda will characterise and dominate the forum. But the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described any pre-determined agenda as too hasty. The group’s spokesman, Mr Anthony Sani, told LEADERSHIP Sunday that…

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    40,000 Policemen Promoted In 2 Years – AIG

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    No fewer than 40,000 junior police officers within the ranks of constables, corporals and sergeants have been promoted by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar. The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Mamman Tsafe, disclosed this yesterday during his visit to the Police Training School, Iperu, Ogun State. Tsafe, who…

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    Customs Service Seizes N81mn Contraband Rice, Poultry

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    The Ogun State Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said it has intercepted 9,871 bags of rice from suspected smugglers between last December and January, this year. The Command Area Comptroller, Mamudu Haruna, who disclosed this at Idiroko, said the Duty Payable Value of the contraband rice was worth N59.2million. Haruna added that the…

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    Amosun Seeks Ogun Assembly’s Nod For Fresh N19bn Loan

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    The governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has sought the approval of the state House of Assembly to obtain N19billion loan to execute his administration’s five cardinal projects. The governor’s request letter was read yesterday by the Speaker of the House, Suraj Adekunbi, at the resumed plenary of the state lawmakers. Adekunbi remarked that the…

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    Airforce Officer Shoots Colleague, Motorcyclist

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    There was pandemonium yesterday in Agbado-Ijaiye, a border community between Lagos and Ogun State, yesterday, when an air force officer attached to the Lagos State crime fighting outfit, Operation Mesa (OP-MESA), shot and killed a commercial motorcyclist and another air force personnel. LEADERSHIP gathered that the security patrol team made up of infantry soldiers and…

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    Ogun Police Arrest 70 Suspects, Recover 38 Bags of Hemp

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    The Ogun State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested 70 suspects following a raid of various black spots and criminal hideouts across the state. The public relations officer of the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in Abeokuta, said the command also recovered 38 bags of Indian hemp. According to him, two suspects, Saidu…

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    Mu’azu, Obasanjo In Secret Meeting

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    New national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu yesterday stepped up moves to pacify aggrieved party leaders and reconcile conflicting interests. Muazu visited former president Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and conferred with the former Nigerian leader for close to two hours. Muazu’s visit to Obasanjo confirms LEADERSHIP’s…

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    Ogun APC: Amosun, Osoba And The Gathering Storm

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    The battle for the soul of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State is assuming dimensions hitherto unimagined. Although it existed in the realm of speculation and hushed gossips, recent events have shown the feud is real and may have just begun. Kunle Olayeni writes. In the past weeks, activities of the All Progressive…

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    ‘I’m In Labour Party But Remain Loyal To Jonathan’

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    Former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, reflects on his political activities in this interview with reporters at his Sagamu residence. KUNLE OLAYENI was there. You have been romansing the Labour Party (LP) which already has three governorship aspirants. How do you intend to ensure that the selection of the party’s governorship candidate does not…

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    Ex-gov Bafarawa, Supporters Defect To PDP

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    A day after he conferred with his Kano State counterpart Ibrahim Shekarau on the crisis within the All Progressives Congress (APC), former governor of Sokoto State and founding member of the party, Attahiru Bafarawa yesterday defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Since the G-5 PDP governors moved to the APC and the party’s…

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