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Wike Identifies His Successor For 2023

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that he can only support the person who has the capacity to govern the State in the 2023 general elections. The governor made the declaration during a reception held in his honour by the leadership of Ogbako r-Ikwerre which is the apex socio-cultural group in Ikwerreland. Wike said the governor of the state can come from any ethnic nationality, stressing that Rivers state is one. He said no ethnic nationality in the state has the power to produce the governor on its own…

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Just In: Amaechi Attacked In Spain

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday claimed that he was attacked by some “misguided” Nigerians in Madrid, Spain. Amaechi disclosed this in a post on his Twitter page. The former Governor of Rivers State, however, added that he was not hurt as the attackers were fought off by the Spanish police He wrote, “Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain. “They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could…

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What Buhari Said At The Meeting With Oshiomhole And APC State Chairmen

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja told state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that only members with solid base from the grassroots to national level will represent the party in elective positions. According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this when he met with  state chairmen of the party led by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, at State House. He urged the chairmen to serve the party with all their might and see their ‘‘chairmanship’’ as part…

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APC Not A Risk Of Losing Edo State In The Next Election- Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said his leadership will do whatever needs to be done to ensure the party remains one in his home state, Edo. Comrade Oshiomhole, who gave the assurance on Friday during a chat with State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, along with the party’s states’ chairmen at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, also assured that the APC was not at risk of losing Edo state in the next election. Oshiomhole was responding to a question about…

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Falana Speaks On Why Sowore Was Re-Arrested

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, has disclosed why his client was re-arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS. Falana revealed that the DSS said they were inviting Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare for questioning at their office on fresh charges. He, however, stated that the secret police was yet to disclose what the charges are. The Senior lawyer made the disclosure to Channels Television while condemning DSS’ invasion of an Abuja courtroom, where they chased away lawyers before re-arresting Sowore. According to Falana:…

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Edo APC Chairman And Obaseki’s Loyalist, Ojezua Denied Access To Meeting With Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has recognized Col. David Imuse (rtd), the Edo State All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman loyal to the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Imuse is among the 35 APC state chapter chairmen summoned for a meeting with the president at the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday. Whereas Anslem Ojezua, the party chairman loyal to Godwin Obaseki, came to the villa for the meeting, he was not given security clearance and therefore, turned back from the gate. Not even a last-ditch effort to argue his case with a court…

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Just In: Orji Uzor Kalu Set To Return To Court To Stay Execution Of Sentence

Former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor-Kalu, is set to return to court, this time to file a stay of execution of the 12-year jail sentence slammed on him on Thursday, December 4. His lawyers are said to be carrying this out on his behalf after he and a former director of finance in his administration, Ude Udeogo, were handed jail sentences by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. One of Uzor-Kalu’s lawyers, Chief Charles Ewelunta, said the senator’s legal team now has…

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Bello’s 2020 Budget Is A Cut And Paste Document– Kogi Activist

The Executive Director, Conscience For Human Right and Conflict Resolution, CHRCR, Comrade Idris Miliki has described the N176 billion 2020 appropriation presented to the Kogi State House of Assembly by Governor Yahaya Bello as a cut and paste document which contains frivolities. Comrade Miliki in a statement issued on Friday said it is worrisome that despite the various efforts by citizens of Kogi state to be part of the budgetary process, the executive prepared, and submitted a budget without input of the citizens beyond the civil servants and political appointees.…

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Abia State APC Chairman Reacts To Kalu’s Conviction

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, Donatus Nwankpa, has described the court verdict that sentenced the former Abia governor, and Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years in prison over N7.65 billion fraud as unfair. Nwankpa in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said he was disappointed and angry with the judgment that convicted Kalu. The state party chairman, who was a member of the Abia House of Assembly when Kalu was governor, said the party will meet to take…

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Group Demands Justice For Slain Kogi PDP Women Leader

An international NGO, Centre for Information Technology and Development has urged president Muhammad Buhari to ensure that he diligently followed to the end the prosecution of those held for the death of the Kogi PDP woman leader, Mrs  Acheju Abuh to serve as a deterrent to others. Mrs Abuh was burnt alive along with her house in Ochadamu on Nov 17 by people suspected to be political thugs as a fallout of the Kogi Governorship election held the previous day. The Centre, while decrying the level of violence and hate…

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