You are to secure citizens, not just to obtain loans, Wike tells Buhari

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says President Muhammadu Buhari should be more effective in securing the lives and property of Nigerians. He added that, Buhari should be more concerned about the security of the nation because, it seems the president is more interested in obtaining loans more, rather than insecurity that is disturbing the country. Commenting on the widespread insecurity in the country, Wike accused Buhari of attempting to shift his constitutional powers of securing lives and property to governors. The governor spoke at the commissioning of the 21-kilometre Odufor-Akpoku-Umuoye…

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Stepping on Kwankwaso’s poster was not deliberate -Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, broke his silence on a viral photo on social media where he was captured marching on the image of his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso. Clarifying that the act was unintentional and unpremeditated, he said, his respect for Kwankwaso and other political leaders remained undaunted. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the governor declared that no matter his political differences with opposition politicians, it had never been in his character to belittle any political leader. Ganduje was caught in the…

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Rivers Governor, ex-commissioner exchange hot words on TV programme

Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, and his former Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, John Bazia, traded words on Monday over the recent defections between the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in the state. Both Wike and Bazia featured on Politics Today, a current affairs programme on Channels Television, on Monday. The ex-commissioner had not only left Wike’s cabinet, but also dumped the PDP for the APC. The programme ended on a dramatic note when Bazia described the governor as a thug. The ex-commissioner said,…

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Uzodimma cannot secure Imo State, says Reps minority caucus

Minority caucus of the Federal House of Representatives led by Ndudi Elumelu has declared that Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, lacks capacity to secure life and property in the state. The group justified its claim based on the worsening insecurity, violence and killings in Imo State, particularly since the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration took over governance of the state. In a statement issued yesterday it said: “As representatives of the people, our caucus believes that the situation has gone beyond the capacity of the Imo State government, especially given…

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Nigerians fault Sen. Remi Tinubu for calling woman a thug

The altercation between Remi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central, and some Nigerians that attended the south-west zonal public hearing of the constitution review on Wednesday, took a new dimension as Twitter went agog with many people, blaming the politician cum wife of the fomer Lagos State governor. The event held at Marriott Hotel in Lagos, with residents queuing to register before they were allowed entry into the hall. While residents waited on the queue, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, came in and was ushered in through the backdoor, after…

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Dapo Abiodun orders suspension of arrested aide

The Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has described the arrest of Abidemi Rufai, a Senior Special Assistant to the governor, as disturbing news, and ordered the immediate suspension of Rufai. Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, ordered the immediate suspension of Rufai, who is his close ally, in view of the gravity of the allegations. The statement read, “The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has received the very disturbing news of the arrest of one of his political appointees, Mr Abidemi Rufai, in…

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Group wants Jonathan to contest for 2023 presidential election

A group of Nigerians under the aegis of Youths Earnestly Demand For Goodluck E. Jonathan (YED4GEJ 2023) has asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidential election. The Chairman of the group, Prince Teddy Omiloli, and the Director Operations, Comrade Douye Daniel, in a statement yesterday, said the group was willing to fund Jonathan’s campaign if he agreed to contest. The group explained that Jonathan saw the need to restructure Nigeria while in power and called for a national conference in 2014, but was not allowed to implement…

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Ortom to el-Rufai: “You are a sycophant and religious bigot”

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, during the weekend, carpets his Kaduna counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for saying he (Ortom) has failed as a governor. El-Rufai had thrown the first salvo against his Benue counterpart during a webinar on Friday. El-Rufai said, “I know him (Ortom) and he is not somebody I take very seriously, frankly. He has other issues of governance that he is using the Federal Government as a punching bag to divert attention from his failures. “Go and find out how many months’ salaries are…

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2023:‘Tinubu rice’ floods North East

Political associates believed to be working for the 2023 presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Bola Tinubu, have flooded North East geo-political zone with over one million five-kilogramme bags of rice. It was gathered that, the foodstuff is to be distributed to the vulnerable, to cushion the ravaging hardship in the region. Flagging off the exercise in Yola, Adamawa State, one of the associates, Dahiru Hammadikko, said the gesture was courtesy of Tinubu’s associates in the 19 northern states. He said over 10,000 households in the 21 local…

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Coup plot: PDP says President Buhari is haunted by his past deeds

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the allegation that some Nigerians were plotting a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, as a resort to blackmail in the face of failure. The PDP, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, asked Buhari to look closely at his past before accusing it of plot to overthrow democratically elected government. “Perhaps, the Presidency has forgotten that in 1983, Brigadier Muhammadu Buhari, as he was then known, led a military coup to truncate a democratically elected…

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