The Governor of Ondo State Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has just emerged winner of the governorship election held on Saturday.
Governor Akeredolu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared winner after polling the highest number of votes.
The governorship result was announced by the election’s Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Abel Olayinka who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI.
The governor who will be spending another four year term in office won in 15 of the 18 local government areas of the state while his rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP won the remaining three within the Central Senatorial District.
Akeredolu’s deputy, Agboola Ajayi who is the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP could not secure any local government.
According to the votes as announced, Akeredolu polled a total of 292,830 votes, Jegede scored 195,791 with Ajayi coming a distant third with 69,127.
Below is the result as declared by INEC as regards Ondo election:
Ondo East LG
Akoko North East LG
Akoko South West LG
Akoko North West
Akure North LG
Akoko South East LG
Akure South LG
Ondo West LG
Why Twitter Is The Best Pro Freedom Fight Platform
Twitter so far in the entire world has outranked all other social media platforms as regards the use of hashtags to propagate and create awareness for different movements in the world.
Twitter encouraged movements such the #MeToo years back. The platform encouraged so many victims of different forms of assaults to come out and speak. Justice was as well served to those found wanting in different parts of the world.
For over a week now in Nigeria, the youths have used twitter to motivate millions of Young Nigerians to step out and protest against police brutality. The Hashtag #EndSARSNow trended massively, gained the attention of the world. All mega news media houses such as CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and others picked interest to cover protests in different parts of Nigeria.
This movement has since mounted pressure on the Nigerian Police Force to disband the police unit tagged SARS(Special anti-robbery squad) which was found guilty of several killings of innocent youths in Nigeria for the past 10 years +.
After announcing the disband of the unit by the Nigerian police force, the inspector general of police (IGP) announced that a new unit tagged SWAT will be setup to replace the duties of the scrapped SARS unit.
This move by the Nigerian police force spurred more protests across the country by Nigerian youths. To prove that twitter is a pro freedom fight platform, it has allowed the #ENDSARS #ENDSWAT Hashtag movement to thrive without any algorithmic hitches.
The #ENDSARS movement was also made possible by Nigerian celebrities who spear headed the protest in different parts of the country. The likes of Falz, Runtown, Peter Psquare, Flavour, Tacha, Kiddwaya, Tiwa savage, Wizkid Ayo, Davido, Comedian marcaroni and the host of many others.
Foreign celebs were actively involved too. Below are some of their tweets:
Indeed, Twitter is a good platform to fight for freedom and seek quality attentions that can fast track the quest for justice.
5 Nigerian Politicians That Tested Positive To COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked havock in many countries worldwide, shutting down businesses and more.
Many nations’ economy have suffered huge drops and alot have changed in terms of economic activities.
The pandemic has proven to have no favorites as every social strata can be affected by it. Nigeria is not left out on the list of countries affected.
As at the time of writing this article, Nigeria has about 5,100+ cases of COVID-19. While some Nigerians believe this, some others doubt and have tagged it a politicized virus on Nigeria’s shores.
Following mainstream media reports from March 2020, recall that both politicians and celebraties were affected by this outbreak.
Here in this article are the list of some Nigerian politicians that contracted the deadly coronavirus.
While some recovered fully, one died as numerous reports blamed his previous health challenges.
1. Abba Kyari (1952-2020)
Abba Kyari while alive was the chief of staff to the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Abba Kyari served the nation and while doing that contracted the virus.
He eventually died on the 17th of April 2020 due to the complications caused by the COVID-19 within his system according to reports.
2.Governor Nasir El-rufai
The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai announced that he tested positive to COVID-19 himself .
The governor tested positive to the virus on the 28th March 2020. He has been under going treatments since then.
3.Governor Bala Monhammed
Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed tested positive to the dreaded Coronavirus last month. However, Governor Bala after receiving treatments tested negative after being tested on 9th April 2020.
He has since resumed work at the governemnt house and as well encouraged the use of malaria drugs in the fight against the COVID-19.
Raymond Dokpesi the Founder of DAAR Communications earlier tested positive to the Virus alongside other members of his family but fortunately, he tested negative after receiving treatments.
He was declared neagtive on 14th May 2020. He however lamented over the poor Medical infrastructures in Nigeria.
He called upon the Federal Government to look into ways to improve the healthcare systems in the country.
The Edo State House of Assembly speaker Frank Okiye on 25th March 2020 tested positive to the Virus. His status then made the Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki go into self isolation .
However, on 24th April after receiving treatments, the Speaker tested Negative.
The Edo state government in a bid to curb the spread of the Virus decided to set up screening centres all around the state’s borders.
The Political Agenda For Repatriating Almajiri Boys To Southern Nigeria
Currently amidst the Coronavirius pandemic, many Northern States are actively repatriating large numbers of Almajiri young boys from one state to another but the part that makes it sound security threatening is that the practice of having almajiri boys within communities is not a common phenomena or religious practice in the southern region of Nigeria.
Some southerners have tagged the move of sending Almajiri boys down to the south as political and as well as religious with a terror plan underground. While this is unverified, the rate which at which trucks loaded with young boys from the north are trooping into the south is alarming.
The manner with which they try to smuggle them in makes it look like there is more to it. For some, they use trucks for cows to hide the boys. Days ago, a Dangote truck was involved in the smiggling of young boys from the north.
So, is there more to this recent smuggling? If they are not hiding something alongside the trucks, why are they not bold to drive into Southern cities without having to hide under tampoline covers meant for goods? These are questions the governors who are repartraiting almajiris from their states need to answer.
Politically, if we are to analyze this, there is an underground plan that has not been made bare yet as far as this all of a sudden repartriation of young boys are concerned. The Federal Government should not keep quiet about this neither Should southern Governors.
A practice perculiar to the North that doesn’t end well at the end of the day should not be shifted to the south for any reason. These boys they are shifting to the South have no home, family or any relation to stay with when they get to he South.
They will start by joining those Northerners who are predominantly farmers in the south in their humble abode until they seek something terrible to indulge in such as Highway kidnapping in the South-South and South-west regions.
Not judging but if you take note of the culprits behind kidanpping on South-west and some part of South-South highways, they are 70% Northern young men who have relocated to the south with no prior plan on what to do to survive.
Because they moved to the south with no basic plan of what to do, they are easily recruitd by kidnap kingpins in the South to perpetrate all manner of crimes within the regions. This calls for Federal Government attention.
Politically, those behind the all of a sudden shiting of Almajiri boys to the south are seeking a 20-50 years plan to battle for lands and communities in the South in the future. This may be tagged as mere allegations but that is the fact staring at the South.
THIS IS THE GRAND PLAN:
Move the boys to the remote southern regions, get their hands busy with all manner of activities (Legal or illegal). This gimmick is not easily understood by the people of the South. These boys leverage on this error of the south to have knowledge of all nooks and cranny of the remote southern parts.
Most of the boys being smuggled to the south via different means will not reside within the major cities but will smartly move to the rural areas. In the next 30 – 50 years, they will start claiming lands belonging to communities that housed them for over 40 years.
This method is not new as so many Fulani Normads have employed it severally in Plateau and Benue state in recent times. When this doesn’t go their way, they engage in a heavy masssacre of locals to prove their points.
Is this going to be the reality of some rural areas in the South in the next 50 Years? This should not be seen as a message to preach against one Nigeria because there are Northerners who are based in the Southern Nigeria and are there with good reasons likewise the Southernerns in the North.
Those who choose to smuggle themselves into a region with a decoy method have something devilish and demonic in mind against such regions are enemies of Peace. If one is confident of a good move, he/she doesn’t need to hide to do it.
Why are Almajiri Boys smuggled to the South in fishy ways recently? The Southern Governors should throw this question to the Northern Governors while it is still day.
One Nigeria is very much possible when a Region stops playing devilish moves against others.