Akwa Ibom lawmaker dumps PDP

Mr Victor Udofia, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, member representing Ikono State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly has dumped the party. NAN reports that the defection is contained in a letter sent to the PDP State Chairman, Mr Paul Ekpo and signed by the lawmaker himself and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Thursday. Udofia, who did not state the party he’s defecting to or give reason for his defection, thanked the PDP for the opportunity granted him while he was in the party. “I present…

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2019: PDP attacks Buhari for commissioning Port Harcourt Airport terminal

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, for commissioning the Port Harcourt Airport Terminal. The party accused Buhari of being only good at commission projects the PDP started and financed. The PDP said the project was conceptualised, articulated and financed by its administration. The PDP said this in a statement Thursday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan. The party said Nigerians were thoroughly amused when President Buhari’s handlers brought him to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for the first time since his inauguration…

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2019: APC women vow to storm Abuja naked against Oshiomhole

Women of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from Ogun State have vowed to occupy Abuja naked in protest of the governorship primary of the party in the state. Scores of women from the three senatorial districts had taken to major streets of Abeokuta metropolis on Thursday, to protest the alleged imposition of candidates in the state. The women said by tomorrow, they will also occupy the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, naked, if the National Working Committee, NWC, and the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, failed to announce the consensus candidate…

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New minimum wage: Presidency speaks on paying workers N30,000

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said N30,000 as minimum wage for civil servants is not feasible. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has been at loggerheads with the federal government, over a demand for an increase in the minimum wage. Labour has rejected the proposal of the federal government to raise the minimum wage from N18,000 to N24,000. Speaking on Channels TV programme on Thursday, Adesina admitted that some Governors were unable to pay the N18,000, not to talk of N30,000. “So if they can’t pay N18,000 and…

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What Wike said during Buhari’s visit to Rivers

Rivers State Givernor, Nyesom Wike, has called on prominent indigenes and Nigerians to stop de-marketing the state. Speaking during the commissioning of the Port Harcourt International Airport Terminal on Thursday by President Muhammadu Buhari, Wike said that it was in the best interest of the entire South-South region, for investments to flow into Rivers State. “I urge all of us who are from Rivers State and others from Nigeria to market Rivers State and not de-market it. “With this people will come and invest in the state. Other airlines will…

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Restructuring would not end Nigeria’s problems – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said he is deeply worried whenever the topic of restructuring Nigeria is being debated among the elite. According to him, it was uncertain that restructuring would end the problems of the country. He spoke on Thursday at the third edition of Justice Anthony Aniagolu Memorial Lecture held at the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Emir Sanusi said Nigerians, especially the educated ones, should stop avoiding the more relevant issues that should be critically looked at when talking about restructuring. He said: “In…

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2019 presidency: What will happen if PDP wins election – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has told Nigerians that it would be disasterous if the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, returns to power in 2019. Amaechi said the party was “desperate and hungry for power.’’ He spoke at a Special Town Hall Meeting on Infrastructure organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture in Ibadan. The Minister said the PDP, while in power, turned the nation to a “feeding bottle” by abandoning critical infrastructure and “ sucking” the economy for personal gains. The minister urged Nigerians to resist the PDP…

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“No Govt Will Waste Too Much Energy On Nnamdi Kanu” – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture has reacted to the ”re-emergence” of the leader of the proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. In an interview with AIT earlier today, the Minister said no government would waste its energy on a man like Nnamdi Kanu. Reacting to the Live broadcast Kanu had on Sunday in which he said he is fully back and has brought hell with him, Lai Mohammed said Kanu is not something to “dwell too much on”. “This is the same…

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BREAKING NEWS: Court Grants Fayose N50m Bail

Ayodele Fayose, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State has been granted bail in the sum of N50 million. His bail application was granted during his second appearance before the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday. Fayose was arraigned before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of corruption. The judge also asked him to provide a surety who must have landed property in Lagos. The guarantor is also required to have three-year tax clearance in Lagos. Fayose is facing an…

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“Why I Decamped To APC” – Akpabio

Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former Senate Minority Leader has opened up on why he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Akpabio who is a former governor of Akwa Ibom said he defected to APC because he discovered that the former ruling party was about to sink. Speaking in Ikot Ekpene area of the state, during the flag-off of the entrepreneurship/agricultural disbursement of cash grants to his constituents in conjunction with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Akpabio described the…

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