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President Tinubu To Commission Lagos Red Line Rail

President Bola Tinubu is visiting Lagos state on Thursday to commission the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line. A press statement issued by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), announced that the President would visit to officially open the 27 kilometre-long train on Thursday, February 29, 2024. “The first phase of the Red Line stretches 27 kilometres from Agbado to Oyingbo with eight stations at Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, and Oyingbo. “The groundbreaking and commencement of civil works for the rail project started on 21st April 2021 and with the dedication, project management, and monitoring, the infrastructure was completed within a 30-months window.”

Edo 2024: Deputy Governor, Shaibu Wins PDP Party Primaries

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, on Thursday 22nd February 2024, won the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after emerging victorious at the parallel primaries of the party. Shaibu polled 301 votes of the 559 votes cast. While waiting for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s faction of the party to conduct its election, party delegates affirmed their support for Shaibu, insisting that they were the “authentic delegates”. 

Wabara Confirmed PDP BoT Chair, Makarfi As Sec

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Board of Trustees has confirmed the Adolphus Wabara, former Senate President as the substantive Chairman of the party’s BoT.

Bill To Amend Electoral Act Passes Second Reading

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill for Second Reading. The Bill titled "A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act, 2022 and for Related Matters," and sponsored by the member representing Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency, Delta State, Mr. Francis Waive, seeks to revisit the controversial electronic transmission of results that was rejected during the last review.

Ganduje Congratulates Idahosa For Emerging Edo APC Candidate

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has congratulated the winner of the Edo State governorship primary election of the party, Hon Dennis Idahosa. Ganduje, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Edwin Olofu, urged Idahosa to carry all aspirants along so as to deliver the party at the fourth governorship election in the state.

LP Treasurer Demands Chairman Accounts For N3.5bn

A fresh crisis is brewing within the Labour Party (LP), following the demand by the party’s National Treasurer, Mrs Oluchi Oparah that the LP’s National Chairman, Julius Abure, renders an account of N3.5 billion being proceeds of sale of expression of interest/nomination forms and sundry fundraisers for the party for the 2023 general elections. Oparah made this demand at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, where she alleged that Abure interfered with her from performing her constitutionally-assigned role of handling the party’s accounts.

Lagos By-Election: Vehicular Movement Restricted Only In Surulere – Police

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun had on Thursday imposed restrictions on movements – from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm – in areas in 26 states of the federation where by-elections and run-off polls are set to be held on Saturday.

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