WIKE’S NEW FIUND LOVE WITH FAYEMI SETS TONGUE WAGGING

There is no gainsaying the fact that recent weeks have been challenging for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The opposition party has been battling with cold since one of its  pillar of strength , perceived financier and governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, sneezed. The party has suffered one sleepless night after the other since the Rivers State governor stormed out of the venue of the presidential primaries of the party from which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate of the PDP in the build-up to the 2019 general…

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SOUTHERN LEADERS WARN AGAINST DUMPING OF ZONING IN 2023

Olusola Fabiyi, Femi Makinde, Mudiaga Affe, Tunde Ajaja and Alexander Okere The controversy over the alleged witch-hunt of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of the 2023 Presidency by a pro-North group in the Presidency is far from over as prominent leaders of the South-West, South-South and South-East have lent their voices to the matter. They are a leader of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark; and a former governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife. They spoke just as other groups from the South…

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POLICE UNCOVERS KIDNAPPERS’ HIDEOUT IN EDO FORESTS

Eco State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed The Edo State Police Command, yesterday, said it has uncovered and destroyed major flashpoints and hideouts of kidnappers and other criminal elements terrorising residents and motorists in the state. The State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, disclosed this to newsmen while parading over 100 suspects alleged to have been involved in various crimes ranging from armed robbery, cultism and kidnapping. Danmallam said the state has recorded rising cases of kidnapping, hence the move to raid their hideout in the forest leading to the arrest of…

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UNEASE AMKNG SOLDIERS IN KATSINA AS GOVERNOR DOUSES BANDITRY IN THE STATE

Not a few eyebrows were raised when the governor of Katsina State, Rt Hon. Aminu Masari, recently took the decision to go into the hideouts of the bandits that had held the state by the jugular for years and engage them in dialogue. While some people felt that the move amounted to a great risk on his considering how ruthless the bandits had become, others believed that it was administratively unethical that such anti-social elements would be engaged in a dialogue rather than the fire-for-fire approach. It would seem, however,…

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CIVIL DEFENCE CLEARS THE AIR OVER RECRUITMENT, WARN APPLICANTS

The Anambra command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has warned its officers and men not to extort money from applicants during the ongoing recruitment in the corps. It also advised applicants to report such cases. A statement on Friday in Awka noted that the command learnt that “some unscrupulous elements in the command” were collecting money from unsuspecting applicants. The statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Peace Egbe, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), quoted the state commandant, Mr…

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CUPP ACCUSES PRESIDENCY OF PLANNING TO MANIPULATE SUPREME COURT RULING ON ATIKU ELECTION PETITION BY INFLUENCING SELECTION OF JUDGES

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Coalition of United Political Parties has alleged a plan to manipulate the composition of the seven-man Supreme Court panel that will hear the appeal of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in respect of the 2019 election. The coalition’s national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, made the allegation at a press conference in Abuja on Friday. He said, “We are here to inform Nigerians today that the opposition has intercepted credible intelligence, hardcore intelligence of a last assault on the institution of judiciary…

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WIKE, 6 PDP GOVERNORS MEET IN RIVERS, SEE PICS

  Six governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) on Friday night met with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt. The meeting had in attendance: Adamawa State Governor, Umaru Fintiri, Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde,Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Sokoto State Governor, Amimu Tambuwal and Zamfara State Governor, Mohammed Mattawale. The Governors arrived the Rivers State Government House at about 6pm and proceeded to the official residence of Governor Wike where they held a closed- door…

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FORMER NORTHERN GOVERNOR BETRAYED PDP, USED AND DUMPED BY APC

A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor in one of the northern states is biting his finger after a deal he struck with some foot soldiers of President Muhammadu Buhari in the build-up to the 2019 presidential election went awry. As part of their efforts to ensure victory for Buhari in the election, the President’s men were said to have approached the former PDP governor, asking him to support their candidate’s re-election bid with a promise that the former governor would be appointed as the governor of the Central Bank…

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WHY I HAD OUR KIDNAP GANG BEHEADED OVER 10MIL UNDECLARED RANSOM-NOTORIOUS KIDNAPPER

A notorious kidnapper, Nwobodo Uchechukwu, has revealed that he masterminded the beheading of the leader of his gang, Christian Nkemjika a.k.a School Boy, because he was very greedy. Uchechukwu was arrested alongside other members of his gang- Tony Rafael; Nnaji Romanus; Nwobodo Uche and Uchechukwu Ibekwe, by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). The suspects were arrested from their hideouts in Rivers and Imo States. They were said to have kidnapped the Chief Accountant of Plantgeria Limited, an oil firm based in Port Harcourt,…

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HOW P I&D BRIBED EX-PETROLEUM MINISTRY DIRECTOR WITH 21,000 DOLLARS TO SIGN AGREEMENT-EFCC

She signed the gas contract without FEC approval Alex Enumah in Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday told an Abuja High Court how a former director in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources was bribed to the tune of $21,000 in signing the controversial gas supply project between an Irish firm, Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. The EFCC made the revelation during the arraignment of the then Director, Legal Services, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of…

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