The Presidency has disclosed that artisans in 11 states nationwide and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja have started receiving alerts of the N30,000 support of the COVID-19 survival fund. Laolu Akande, spokesperson to the Vice President stated this in Abuja today that the first trenches of the beneficiaries have started receiving the money. The said money captured under Artisan Support Scheme was meant to support Artisans as a survival fund to cushion effect from the hardship inflicted by the coronavirus and support the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) nationwide.
President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. President Buhari, in a letter sent to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Tuesday, said his decision was in tandem with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended). Yakubu's reappointment is, however, subject to a Senate confirmation. The spokesperson to Mr. President, Femi Adesina made the announcement public on Tuesday.
Honorable Tomomewo Favour, the only female member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Ilaje Constituency II on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been suspended and expelled from the party by the executive of her ward (Mahin ward IV). Her expulsion came on the heel of alleged anti-party activities before and during the just concluded Ondo State Governorship Election.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena has hinted that the next presidential candidate of their party would be product of stakeholder negotiation. Nabena stated this while speaking with the Sun newspaper, he also gave clues on how the South East can go about actualising their quest for Igbo presidency in the 2023 general election.
The people of Ondo State are set to decide who the next governor of their state will be on Saturday, 10th October 2020 with 17 political parties, contesting for the gubernatorial election, however, the top 3 political parties in the race are the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). The front runners for the position are APC’s Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), Eyitayo Jegede of PDP, and the Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi of ZLP. Governors and top members of both the APC and PDP stormed the State on Wednesday to show their solidarity for the respective party gubernatorial candidates.