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Nigeria: APC endorses party the best for Ekiti

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The All Progressives Congress on Sunday assured the people of Ekiti and Nigerians that it is best placed to move the country forward and resolve all seemingly intractable problems.

The party gave the assurance in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abudullahi, in Abuja, while congratulating Dr. Kayode Fayemi, its candidate in the just-concluded governorship election in Ekiti.

Fayemi won the election after securing 197,459 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Prof. Kalapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 178, 121 votes.

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Results of the poll, which held on Saturday, was announced by Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday.

“We assure the people of Ekiti, and indeed Nigerians, that our party is best placed to move the country forward and resolve the seemingly intractable problems that have held us back,” the statement said.

It commended INEC and security agencies for allowing the people’s will to prevail at the election which was contested by no fewer than 30 political parties.

The party thanked the Ekiti electorate for voting en masse for its candidate, saying that their action demonstrated their trust and confidence in Fayemi’s ability to deliver on his campaign promises.

It said that their action also demonstrated the rejection of the crude and pedestrian politics of the PDP.

It lauded local and international observers as well as other stakeholders for their role during the election.

The statement noted thatFayemi is former governor of the state and immediate past Minister of Steel and Solid Minerals Development ran an effective and positive campaign focused on his agenda of rebuilding the state’s economy and returning its lost values of integrity, prudence and decency.

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Alexander Zverev World number one to win ATP Finals in London

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Alexander Zverev stunned world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the season-ending ATP Finals and earn the biggest victory of his career.




Djokovic, 31, was the heavy favourite to win a sixth finals title but was outclassed 6-4 6-3 by the German.

Third seed Zverev broke Djokovic for a 5-4 lead in the first set and then served three big aces to take the set.

Zverev, 21, continued to dominate in the second set and sealed a memorable victory as Djokovic faltered.

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“I’m unbelievable happy, obviously it is the biggest title I have ever won,” said Zverev, who also took home around £2m in prize money.

Zverev lost to the Serb in straight sets in the round-robin stage but, after beating Roger Federer in Saturday’s semi-finals, produced a more confident performance to stop Djokovic equalling Federer’s haul of end-of-season titles.

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Zverev missed his first championship point before hitting a sensational backhand down the line for victory, falling to the court in a mixture of disbelief and celebration as Djokovic jumped over the net to congratulate him.

“You definitely played much better than you did the group stage,” Djokovic told Zverev with a laugh. “You deserved to win.”

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Nigeria Musician Ayefele reacts to Oyo govt reconstruction of Music House

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Popular gospel musician and Chairman of Fresh 105.9 FM, Ibadan, Mr. Yinka Ayefele, has reacted to the reconstruction of the Music House, which houses the radio station by the Oyo State Government.



 The building was partially demolished by the agent of the state for allegedly violating building plans in the state.It was however gathered that the state government under the leadership of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has began the reconstruction of the building located along the Challenge-Toll Gate Express Way, Ibadan.

From a visitation to the site by newsmen, it was observed that some of the building materials used for the reconstruction such as sand, gravels among others are still at the front of the building to finish the work.

But, Ayefele while reacting showered encomiums on Ajimobi for fulfilling his promise to assist in rebuilding his partially demolished Music House.

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In a statement personally signed and made available to newsmen by Ayefele, he said the Governor had the choice to ask him to go and rebuild the Music House but he was magnanimous and compassionate to have promised to rebuild the affected areas.He said, “It is not common to find government doing that, anything near that is to allow you to rebuild it yourself but here the Governor promised and he has fulfilled his promise.

“Let me use this opportunity to register my heart-felt gratitude and sincere appreciation to my Governor, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi for his prompt positive response to our plight.

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“It is not our right but the Governor only showed us mercy by offering to help us to rebuild the Music House. He, has, through this magnanimity help us to right our wrong and we’ll be eternally grateful to him.

“I was surprised to see some engineers reportedly from the governor’s office some weeks ago on the instruction of the state government to start work on the Music House.

“I had thought it would be the usual promise but our dear governor proved us wrong and with this development he has demonstrated the qualities only found in true and exceptional leaders”.

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