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Edo 2020: ‘We Will Send Obaseki Out of Dennis Osadebey’s House’ APC Youth Vows

The youth in All Progressives Congress in Edo State has vowed to send Gov. Godwin Obaseki packing from the Dennis Osadebey House, come Sept. 19.

The youth stated this during the inauguration of the youth wing of the APC Governorship Candidate Campaign Council in Esan West and Owan West local government areas, on Tuesday.

Mr Dennis Idahosa, the Director-General, Youth and Students’ Mobilisation for the State Campaign Council, who inaugurated the youth wing, said that the party aimed to record 99 percent victory in the governorship election.

Idahosa, who is the member representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, urged the coordinators of the youth wing to take the manifesto of Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate, christened: “SIMPLE Agenda” to all nooks and crannies of their council areas.

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He also begged the youth to eschew violence as they would be going about the campaign, and that they must all be resolute in their quest to ensure victory for the party.

Also, Mr Johnson Iyamu, Secretary of the Youths and Students’ Mobilisation urged the coordinators to, in turn, go and inaugurate 100-member executives in their respective local governments.

He said that 50-member executives should also be inaugurated at the ward level, adding that they should take the Ize-Iyamu agenda to every nook and cranny of their areas.

Present at the inauguration was the APC Senatorial Youth Leader for Edo North, Mr Dirisu Otinomo and Chairman, Media Sub-committee for Youths and Students’ Mobilisation, Mr Collins Osagae

Lockdown: Government Spends Over N500 Million To Feed Children

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq has said that Federal Government has spent about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic.

She announced this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Farouk made the revelation against the rumours and speculations going around one of our key interventions of the government – the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

She said that the programmed was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29th, Presidential directive.

The three states are FCT, Lagos and Ogun.

According to her, each takes home ration was valued at N4,200 and that the figure was arrived at with proper consultation.

The minister said that the figure generated from statistics provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

She further said that according to statistics from the NBS and CBN, a typical household in Nigeria has 5.6 to six members in its household, with three to four dependents and as such it is assumed that each household has three children.

The minister further explained that based on the original design of the Home Grown School Feeding programme, long before it was domiciled in the ministry, every child on the programme receives a meal a day.

She said each meal cost N70 per child and when 20 school days per month is taken, it means a child eats food worth N1,400 per month.

She further said that to ensure transparency in the process, the ministry has partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) as technical partners and has also invited government agencies like the EFCC, CCB, ICPC, DSS and some NGOs to monitor the process.

An investigation into the programme revealed that the FCT, 29,609 households were impacted, 37,589 households in Lagos and 60,391 in Ogun, making a total of 124,589 households impacted between May 14, and July 6.

So if 124,589 households received take-home rations valued at N4,200, the amount will be N523,273,800.

Abia Governor Sacks Council Chairmen, Commissioner, Gives No Reason

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has sacked the Transition Committee Chairmen of Aba North (Victor Ubani); Aba South (Cherechi Wogu) and Umunneochi (Mathew Ibe). He also relieved Commissioner of Transport, Ekele Nwaohammuo, of his duties.

Anthony Agbazuere, the Governor Chief of Staff made this known through a statement yesterday without stating any reason for the Governors action.

However a source told newsmen that the sacks could be connected to gross-misconducts and anti-parth activities of those concerned.

Also, General Manager of Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) Bright Ikeokwu was among those relived of their duties.

The governor has with immediate effect approved the appointment of Ezechikamnayo as Transition Committee Chairman Nominee for Umuneochi, while Tony Nwanmuo and Godswill Nwonoruo have been sent to the House of Assembly as Commissioner-nominees.

While the deputy chairmen of the affected councils has also been ordered to take over the office and together with their Heads of Service, they should set up a taskforce to check environmental indiscipline and other vices.

Edo2020: ‘Obaseki Won’t Be Getting Our Support’ Family Says As They Backs Ize-Iyamu

Family of the incumbent Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has said that their kin won’t be getting their support ahead of the forthcoming election in the state and have pledged their support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Victor Obaseki, a cousin of Governor Godwin Obaseki, who was in company of other prominent family members said while speaking at the meeting, admitted that although Godwin Obaseki is a kin, he won’t be getting the support of the family.

He said Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the executive governor, is their cousin, but however the Obasekis have their own way of doing things and that they have a different branch of faith and as such they are supporting Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Victor also revealed that he had supported Ize-Iyamu before, and he would continue to support him and the Obasekis will do all their campaigns for him without let or hindrance, fully from the bottom of their hearts.

On his part, Ize-Iyamu expressed his delight at the support of the Obaseki family, stressing that this serves as a confirmation of the poor administration that Godwin Obaseki has given to Edo state in the past four years.

He also praised the Obaseki family for not allowing sentiments becloud their judgement in their support for who is right to lead Edo state for the next four years.

The endorsement of the APC candidate by the embattled Governor’s family on Saturday in a meeting completes a disappointing week for the PDP’s candidate which saw numerous aides, appointees, and other government officials resign their positions to back Ize-Iyamu.

Ondo2020: Akeredolu Consults Tinubu and Sanwo- For Victory

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu , has paid a courtesy visit to the the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , and the Governor of Lagos State , Babajide Sanwo- Olu , to make consultations over the October 10 governorship election.

Akeredolu who disclosed this via his Twitter account said that he also presented his running mate in the election, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to the national leader .

He also said that he was in company with an APC governorship aspirant , Olusegun Abraham , who later stepped down for him .

On July 21 , the governor had been declared the winner of the governorship primary of the ruling APC in the state after polling 2 , 458 votes to beat his rivals in the indirect primary .

The governor added that the he visited APC leader , Tinubu , in Lagos to introduce his running mate.

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