I’m happy APC is in crisis. I hope they continue to make mistakes – Governor Nyesom Wike

I’m happy APC is in crisis. I hope they continue to make mistakes - Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state says he is happy about the crisis rocking the ruling APC and prays that the party continues to make mistakes and remain in crisis. Wike, a chieftain of the PDP, said this in a recent interview with Arise TV. “I am happy that APC is in crisis. It is not my business to help APC to be united. Remember that we also had our own crisis under Ali Modu Sheriff and APC jubilated about it then. It is my prayer that they should continue to…

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Oyo state government denies claims of delaying the funeral of ex-governor Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo state government denies claims of delaying the funeral of ex-governor Abiola Ajimobi

The Oyo State Government has denied allegations it is responsible for the delay in the burial of a former governor of the state, Abiola AJimobi, who died from multiple failed organs due to COVID-19 complications in a private hospital in Lagos on Thursday, June 25. Rumors have been rife online that the family of the deceased governor and the state government were at loggerheads over where Ajimobi will be laid to rest. However, in a statement released this morning, the Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, described the rumors…

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Former Governor Abiola Ajimobi laid to rest in Ibadan – Photo Speaks

The remains of former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has been laid to rest in Ibadan, Oyo state today Sunday, June 27. The former governor who died on Thursday, June 25 in Lagos from COVID19 complications, was buried at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, according to Islamic injunction. The funeral which was conducted in line with NCDC guidelines for the burial of COVID19 patients, was attended by his wife Florence Ajimobi and other members of his family, all not more than 20…

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Edo Assembly relocates sitting venue to old legislative chambers

Edo Assembly relocates sitting venue to old legislative chambers

The Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday, moved its sitting to the old legislative chambers, situated inside Government House in Benin. The relocation of sitting venue is contained in a statement signed by the Clerk of the House, Yahaya Omogbai, in Benin. “Following the ongoing fumigation exercise and renovation of the Edo House of Assembly, the leadership of the house has decided that its plenary session shall resume on Monday June, 29, 2020 at 10.00 a.m. at the Old Legislative Chambers at Dennis Osadebey Avenue, G.R.A, Benin City, pending the…

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APC: What manner of an emergency NEC meeting?

APC: What manner of an emergency NEC meeting?

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is enveloped in anxiety as it holds an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting today in an atmosphere of division, suspicion and crisis. Definitely, the NEC members are not in one accord. The outcome of the meeting will have implications for the future survival of a ruling party that has failed to put its house in order and manage its achievements. Will the outcome calm nerves, restore peace, foster cohesion and resolve the protracted leadership tussle? Or will it escalate the conflicts, heighten the acrimony…

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Ogoja unveils ‘fresh face’ as race to replace late Senator Rose Oko

Ogoja unveils 'fresh face' as race to replace late Senator Rose Oko

The Movement for the Actualization of Ogoja in the Senate ( MAOS) has unveiled a ‘fresh face’ in the race for senator to represent the Cross River State Northern Senatorial District. The Cross River State northern senatorial district seat is now vacant, following the death of Dr Rose Okoji Oko in a UK medical facility on March 23, 2020. The new face is Dr Dino Magam who hails from Ogoja local government area. Since Nigeria’s return to democratic governance in 1999, Ogoja is yet to produce a senator for the…

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If Igbo don’t get presidency in 2023… —Ezeife

If Igbo don’t get presidency in 2023… —Ezeife

Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a leading figure in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and campaign for restructuring, speaks on the report of the 2014 National Conference, ongoing constitution review by the National Assembly and the Igbo presidency project. Below are the excerpts of the interview. HAVING been one of the leading lights that championed the cause of the return to the civil rule 21 years ago on May 29, 1999, how would you assess the journey so far? The journey so far seems to be like going from light into darkness.…

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Akwa Ibom elders accuse President Buhari of corruption, nepotist

Akwa Ibom elders accuse President Buhari of corruption, nepotist

Akwa Ibom leaders, under the umbrella body of Akwa Ibom Leaders Vanguard, on Monday blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged perceived corruption, nepotism and frequent abuse of constitution in his government. The elders said the country was on the verge of disintegration and anarchy due to lopsided political appointments which favoured only the Northern section of the country. Read Also: Ali Nuhu Why I Stopped Kissing In Movies In a statement signed by the coordinator, Senator Anietie Okon and made available to newsmen, the elders expressed dismay over the poor…

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PDP wins Cross River State councils election

PDP Cross River State

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the 2020 local government election in the 18 councils and 196 electoral wards of Cross River. The election, held on May 30 in all council areas of the state, was contested by the All Progressives Congress (APC); Labour Party (LP); Young Progressive Party (YPP); New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the PDP. Declaring the result at a press briefing on Sunday in Calabar, Mike Ushie, Chairman, Cross River Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), said that PDP won in all the 18 councils of the…

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Journalists Covering Aso Villa Who Attended Abba Kyari’s Burial Told To Self-Isolate

Punchng Journalists covering the Presidential Villa in Abuja, who attended the burial of Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, on Saturday, have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days.During the burial of Kyari, whose death due to Coronavirus complications was announced on Friday, a large crowd turned out to witness the…

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