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NECO Registrar: My father was not murdered – Prof Obioma’s son

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Prince Godswill Obioma, son to the late Registrar of National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof Godswill Obioma has debunked reports that his father was murdered.

According to Prince Obioma his father Prof Obioma died of an undisclosed illness, according to a letter he addressed to the Nigerian examination body.

Following the death of his father, Prince Obioma wrote to NECO’s Director of Human Resource Management, Mustapha K. Abdul to intimate the organization of the development.

In the letter, the son of the late NECO Registrar requested Abdul to notify the board, management and the entire staff of the Council of the development.

“We request that you kindly notify the Board, Management and the entire staff of the Council of this development. We shall keep you duly informed”.

The letter contradicts earlier reports that the NECO Registrar was murdered in Minna, capital of Niger State shortly after a visit to Abuja, the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Osun Decides: Counting of Votes Commences

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Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and his main Challenger Ademola Adeleke.
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The counting of votes has commenced in the ongoing governorship election in Osun State.

Official ward results showed that the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party are in a tight race.

Official ward results showed that the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party are in a tight race.

Though 15 political parties participated in the election, the top contenders are the candidate of APC, Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the candidate of the PDP, Ademola Adeleke.

This is the second time the two candidates would be meeting.

Both Oyetola and Adeleke contested for the Osun governorship seat in 2018, which Oyetola won after a rerun.

After the rerun election which took place in seven units, Oyetola won seven, while Adeleke won one.

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PDP Slams INEC’s Decision To Extend Deadline For Party Primaries

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The Peoples Democratic Party has frowned on INEC’s decision to extend the deadline for party primaries by six days.

PDP spokesperson, Mr Debo Ologungba, said INEC has changed the goalpost in the middle of the game, stressing that certainty of elections is the bedrock of democracy.

He was speaking at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, where the PDP is scheduled to hold its special National Convention on Saturday.

“The consequences will be grave for the country. And of course we have to look at that,” he said.

“The bedrock of democracy is certainty of elections and the fact that the rules are clear to every participant; and you cannot shift the goalpost in the middle of the game.”

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Atiku mourns Oba Adeyemi, says the Alaafin was a worthy ambassador of Yoruba culture 

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Former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the news of the passing away of Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, saying it was a great loss for Nigeria and Africa culture at large.

Atiku, in a press release by his media office on Saturday, 23 April, 2022 said that the late Oba Adeyemi was a worthy ambassador of Yoruba culture and royal elegance.

The former Vice President recalled that his last encounter with Oba Adeyemi was in Ibadan during the coronation of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun.

“I  admired the royal splendour of Oba Adeyemi and the fact that he remains the longest serving Alaafin means that Oyo and indeed Nigerians will not forget his reign,” the Waziri of Adamawa said.

Atiku notes that he is deeply touched by the news of Oba Adeyemi’s demise, and sends his condolences to the immediate family, Governor Seyi Makinde and the people and government of Oyo State.

He prays to Allah to grant the soul of the late king a gentle repose and to give his immediate family and the people of Oyo Kingdom the fortitude to bear the loss of a great monarch.

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