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Today’s Headlines: Wike dissolves cabinet; Osinbajo takes Shettima on Aso Rock tour

Wike dissolves cabinet

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dissolved the state executive council.

Wike announced the dissolution after a special executive meeting in Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday evening.

Earlier, the commissioners took turns to eulogise the governor for his landmark achievements in the state.

The media aide to the Governor, Kelvin Ebiri confirmed the dissolution to our correspondent on the telephone.

Osinbajo takes Shettima on Aso Rock tour

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has taken Vice-President-Elect, Kashim Shettima on a familiarisation tour of his wing of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Shettima said he came on the instance of Osinbajo to exchange ideas on how to move the nation forward.

Shettima stated that himself and the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu hope to hit the ground running from day one to ensure Nigerians feel the impact of their administration.

Earlier on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred National Honours on Tinubu and Shettima.

Dialogue between media, politicians will promote greater good in Nigeria

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, has commended the role played by the Nigerian media in building democratic culture and institutions.

Mukhtar Gidado, his special adviser on media and publicity, said the governor spoke at a public presentation of a book in Abuja, on Thursday.

The governor spoke on the theme: Media and Nigeria’s Constitutional Democracy: Threats, Constraints and Resilience.

Mohammed commended the authors and editors of the book for a well-researched scholarly endeavour which has a direct practical bearing on media development and the Nigerian democracy.

Osinbajo to lead Commonwealth group to observe Sierra Leone election June 24

Patricia Scotland, secretary-general of the Commonwealth, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accepted to chair the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG).

As the chairperson of the group, Osinbajo is expected to lead a team of experts in observing the general election in Sierra Leone on June 24.

Osinbajo would be joined by dignitaries from various fields including, legal, media, gender and election administration professionals from across the Commonwealth to carry out the task.

The group is mandated to consider whether conditions exist for credible, transparent, inclusive, and fair elections and whether the media is impartial in its reportage of the electioneering process.