Adeleke fires 12,000 workers first day in office; puts appointment of 3 obas on hold

Ademola Adeleke, the new Osun State Governor, has dethroned three monarchs enthroned recently by his predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday, in his first 24 hours in office. Adeleke suspended the chairman and members of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission, OSIEC; and sacked via executive orders, no fewer than 12,000 workers recently employed by Oyetola. The new governor also ran into a disagreement with the state legislators, on the legality of his executive orders over laws passed by the House, even as hoodlums unleashed mayhem in Osogbo, attacking motor parks, forcing…

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Aisha Buhari ordered the arrest of our undergraduate son over Twitter post -Uncle

Aminu Adamu, an undergraduate of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, who was arrested by security operatives comprising the police and men of the Department of State Service, over a post on Twitter alleging that the wife of the President Buhari, Aisha was feeding fat on poor people’s money is yet to be released. In an interview with Shehu Azare, (Aminu’s uncle) published by BBC Hausa on Monday, he said the victim’s father, Mallam Adamu was not aware of his arrest until about five days later, when his friends told…

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Rivers APC guber candidate, Tonye Cole, disqualified from 2023 elections

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Tonye Cole, has been disqualified from contesting the 2023 general elections by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt. Cole was disqualified on grounds of dual citizenship and failure by his party to comply with the Electoral Act. The Peoples Democratic Party in the state had taken Cole to court, asking the National Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to recognise him as the governorship candidate of APC for alleged dual citizenship and for the failure of the delegates’ election that…

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Wike, The Drunken Governor Will Go To Jail -Ned Nwoko Media

The attention of Ned Nwoko Media Directorate has been drawn to a cowardly video where the Rivers state governor, Nyesome Wike purportedly made wild insinuations against Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko. Characteristic of the garrulous governor, he carelessly dabbled again into the issue of the $418 Paris Club refunds, a legitimate entitlement of Prince Ned Nwoko, whose patriotic ingenuity, as a time- honoured lawyer, secured billions of dollars in favour of local and state governments including Wike’s administration as a beneficiary. Wike had in illogical imprudence, chastised Ned Nwoko for laying…

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Obi replies Soludo’s opinion piece

Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), yesterday, gave a response to the opinion piece penned by the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, setting the stage for a feisty verbal exchange between the two leading lights of Anambra and the Southeast region. Reacting to Soludo’s treatise titled, ‘History beckons and I will not be silent (Part 1), where the governor disclosed that the investment he (Obi) left in government was worth close to nothing and the LP candidate can’t win the 2023 presidential election, Obi said…

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Godswill Akpabio sacked as APC Senatorial Candidate

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has set aside the judgment of Federal High Court Abuja, removing Godswill Akpabio as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District. A three-member panel of justices led by Justice Danlami Senchi on Monday held that Akpabio failed to file a proof of arguments within the time provided by the rules. The panel further ruled that Akpabio, being a presidential aspirant of the APC, could not participate in the valid primary of the party held on May 27 and…

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How US Embassy’s Letter Cleared Tinubu Of Conviction Over Drug Cases In America

Following the latest media reports indicating that the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was convicted of drug related cases in the United States of America, a letter issued by the embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria stating the contrary has resurfaced. The letter, which passed through the Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State, was addressed to the then Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, the late Mr. Tafa…

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Wike appoints 200,000 new aides, wages to cost Rivers N42bn

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has appointed 200,000 new Special Assistants, SAs, on Political Unit Affairs, whose wages are expected to cost the state N42,000,000,000. Wike, inaugurating the new SAs Batch 2 from Rivers East Senatorial District at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area, announced an increase from 100,000 to 200,000. There were indications, yesterday, that the newly engaged 200,000 Units SAs are to receive a N30,000 monthly stipend while the wage for the 359 Constituency and Local Government Area Liaison Officers stays at N50,000. This…

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Wike revokes Atiku campaign chairman’s C of O

The Certificate of Occupancy of land allocated to former Senator Lee Maeba at the Golf Course axis of GRA in Port Harcourt, has been revoked by the Rivers State Government. Senator Maeba, a staunch supporter of the People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, is the chairman of the party’s presidential campaign council in Rivers State. Maeba, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Austin Opara, former governor of the state (now de-recognised) Sir Celestine Omehia and a serving member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinyere Igwe,…

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Afenifere divided as Fasoranti hosts Tinubu

  Pa Reuben Fasoranti and other Afenifere leaders yesterday endorsed the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Tinubu’s ambition has caused a wedge in the long-standing relationship between two Afenifere leaders, Pa Reuben Fasoranti and Chief Ayo Adebanjo. While Fasoranti is fully in support of Tinubu’s aspiration and prayed for his success yesterday, Adebanjo is backing presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi. In March 2021, 96-year-old Fasoranti stepped down as National Leader of Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political…

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