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Anambra Ex-Gov Candidate Ozigbo Decamps From PDP, Declares Support For Obi
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Anambra Ex-Gov Candidate Ozigbo Decamps From PDP, Declares Support For Obi

Valentine Ozigbo, the former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Anambra State has decamped to the Labour Party, LP. Ozigbo while announcing his decision in an interview on Arise Television, threw his weight behind LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi. He noted that his choice of Obi was informed by his desire to back the movement for a competent leader to be elected to guarantee a secured future for citizens. Prior to his interview on Arise TV, Ozigbo had in a Facebook post titled “2023: A Watershed Movement for Nigeria”, endorsed the candidacy of Peter Obi. The statement read, “There comes a defining moment in the life of any country when all people of good conscience must stand up to be counted. Those times offer no middle ground; you are either on ...
Insecurity: Ondo Govt Offers N50k Reward To Residents
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Insecurity: Ondo Govt Offers N50k Reward To Residents

The Governor Rotimi Akeredolu administration has offered a N50,000 reward for any resident who offers useful information that will unmask the identity of kidnappers and other criminal elements in the State. Mrs. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, stated this after the weekly State Executive Council meeting at the Governor's Office on Wednesday. She stated that the reward was meant to encourage residents to assist the government in its efforts to rid the State of criminals. Ademola-Olateju said, “Anyone who reports a crime and we follow the trail, and it results in a successful prosecution of the perpetrator, will now be offered a prize of 50,000 Naira,” the Information Commissioner stated. See Also: Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Priest, Se...
2023 Election: Why I Met Peter Obi, Wike, Others – Ortom
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2023 Election: Why I Met Peter Obi, Wike, Others – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has explained why he met with Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, and others. According to Ortom, his presence at the meeting was informed by his open-minded approach to politics. He disclosed this on Tuesday while interacting with journalists after he returned from his trip to Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt. Recall that LP candidate, Obi met with Wike, Ortom, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko. Among the other notable politicians at the meeting were former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; and former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwanbo, among others. See Aso: Has PDP Chairman, Ayu Resigned? But Ortom has ...
APC Accuses PDP of Attempting to Oust National Chair
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APC Accuses PDP of Attempting to Oust National Chair

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of sponsoring rumours to oust its National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu. The ruling party in a statement issued on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, said that speculations of plans to remove Adamu as the party’s chair.   The statement read, “The attention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been drawn to opposition-sponsored media reports on plots to remove the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu. See Also: Has PDP Chairman, Ayu Resigned? “The reports are based on the imagination of its sponsors ostensibly unnerved by the remarkable achievements of Adamu since assuming office as the National Chairman,” said Morka. “The opposit...
Atiku vs Wike: Resign Now, PDP chieftain Tells Ayu
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Atiku vs Wike: Resign Now, PDP chieftain Tells Ayu

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sam Ohuabunwa, has asked the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign from his position if it will help end the dispute between the party’s presidential candidate and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. Ohuabunwa stated this during an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday. There have been reports that prior to his election, Ayu allegedly agreed to step down if the party elected a Northerner as its presidential candidate. However, after the election of Atiku who is a Northerner, Ayu remains in power and maintains he has no intention of stepping down as the party’s national chairman.   See Also: Has PDP Chairman, Ayu Resigned? Atiku had defeated Wike in the PDP presidential primary held...
How Atiku vs Wike Conflict Can Be Solved – Dele Momodu
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How Atiku vs Wike Conflict Can Be Solved – Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu, a former presidential aspirant of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has proffered a solution to the conflict between the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.   According to Momodu, a closed-door dialogue between both PDP leaders would fix the conflict between the two heavyweights. Recall that Atiku and Wike have been embroiled in a conflict after the PDP presidential primary and the appointment of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as Atiku’s running mate. Reports claim Wike was not pleased that Okowa was chosen over him as the party’s vice-presidential candidate. In his reaction, Momodu who is a veteran journalist suggested that Wike and Atiku should agree on deliverables and sign a peace acc...
Has PDP Chairman, Ayu Resigned?
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Has PDP Chairman, Ayu Resigned?

Dr Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dismissed speculations that he has resigned from his position. Ayu stated this in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on media and communication, Simon Imobo-Tswam, debunking the report of his resignation, describing it as a figment of the imagination of his foes. He said that should he want to vacate his position, he can only submit his letter of resignation to the deputy national (North) and not to David Mark, former Senate president. Recall that speculations were rife on Monday that Ayu had submitted his letter to Mark. The statement read, “The attention of the PDP National Chairman has been drawn to sponsored stories in the news media today, including THISDAY newspaper and an electro...
Buhari Congratulates Ruto on Becoming Kenya’s New President
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Buhari Congratulates Ruto on Becoming Kenya’s New President

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates William Ruto for winning the Kenyan Presidential election on the 9th of August, 2022. The president says he anticipates more engagements between Nigeria and Kenya under the coming administration. He also praised President Uhuru Kenyatta for his achievements and ambitious leadership, which he gave to his country in the past nine years. See Also: 2023 Election: Jonathan Tells Nigerians Candidates To Vote These were all in a statement by President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. the statement reads; “President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the President-elect of Kenya, William Ruto, on his victory in the General Elections on August 9, 2022." “The President also commends the people of Kenya for ...
Ohanaeze Urges FG To Intervene In Ekweremadu’s Case, Bring Case Home
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Ohanaeze Urges FG To Intervene In Ekweremadu’s Case, Bring Case Home

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the court case of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who is being tried in the United Kingdom over allegation of organ harvest of one David Nwamini. Ohanaeze made the call in a statement issued on Sunday titled, ‘Ekweremadu: Ohanaeze disagrees with Malami, calls for FG’s intervention’ signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia. The statement was in reaction to a statement by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, stating that the federal government will not get involved in the case. However, the Igbo group were not in agreement with Malami, recalling that government has gotten involved with issues concerning Nigerians ...
Keyamo Responds To Resignation Call
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Keyamo Responds To Resignation Call

Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, and minister of State for Labour and Employment, has fingered the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for sponsoring the call for his resignation as a minister. Keyamo stated this in a statement titled, “Call for my resignation, a sign of jitters in the opposition camp”, issued on Sunday, noting that he has not broken any law by retaining his role as a minister while serving as spokesman for the APC. The minister said that his role as APC spokesman for the 2023 general election does not interfere with his official assignment as a minister, noting that he expends his personal resources to execute his party role.   The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to ...