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Showing posts with label NIGERIAN POLITICS. Show all posts

Gov. Ugwuanyi appoints popular Nollywood actress Enugu Ambassador for youth development

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has appointed popular Nollywood actress, Racheal Okonkwo, Enugu’s Ambassador for Youth Development.
Actress Joy Helen, took to her Instagram page to share the news in a post she captioned;
Well deserved.. Enugu state Ambassador on youth development. It can only be God
@rechaelokonkwo Ugo oma …child of grace.”

Gunmen kill PDP Chairman in Delta

Suspected assassins Wednesday evening shot dead Mr Paul Onomuakpokpo, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olomu Ward 1 in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State while driving out of a site.

The incident according to an eyewitness occurred Wednesday night at a building site adjacent to the palace of Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom.

The four gunmen after killing the victim chased others who were at the site into the nearby bush. According to the eyewitness, the victim supplied sand at the building site and was driving out when the killers in a White Toyota Camry opened fire on him.

The remains of the victim have been evacuated by police from Otu-Jeremi to an unknown morgue as at the time of filing the report. Owner of the site, a politician who craved anonymity said that the incident was an assassination attempt.

According to him, “My Chairman and I were to drive out, he was in front but I was about entering my car when I heard the gunshot, immediately the assailants came to us, we had to run into the bush. “They searched everywhere for us shooting sporadically, it was very unfortunate, I will be going to the station this morning. The police should fish out the killers.”

Breaking! Supreme Court to deliver judgment in Abia governorship dispute 2pm today

The Supreme Court has scheduled judgment for 2pm today in the Abia State governorship dispute between Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alex Otti of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

Otti and his party are challenging Ikpeazu’s victory in the last governorship election.

A seven-man of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, after taking arguments from lawyers to parties, said judgment will be delivered at 2pm today. Abia people are waiting...

Akwa Ibom government acquires two new aircraft

The Akwa Ibom State Government has acquired two new aircraft for Ibom Airlines to make a total of five aircraft owned by the state. Chairman of Ibom Air, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd), said during a press conference with newsmen in Uyo that the new aircraft would be unveiled this January.

He said Ibom Air had made about 3,000 flights since it began operations in June, and is now flying more routes.

Nkanga explained that before 2023, the state would float 10 aircraft, adding that the government had invested a lot in the aviation business to boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.

Former Senate chief whip Roland Owie says power should remain in the north for 4 more years after Buhari

Although 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to finish his second term is still three years away, agitations on which zone power should shift to have been on but former Chief Whip of the Senate, Sir Roland Owie presented a new perspective to the agitation when he said power should remain in the north at least for another four years after 2023 for equity and fairness.

Speaking to journalists in his residence, Owie also posited that when power eventually shifts to the south post-2023, it should be ceded to the south-east region of the country.

Owie said his position is hinged on the fact that the south has had more time at the presidency than the north since 1999, a situation he said was occasioned by the death President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest after he finished the tenure if Yar’Adua against his advice.

He said “The problem we have in Nigeria particularly those of us from the southern part is that we are sometimes not realistic and we forget that if we are going to equity, we must go with clean hands.

“Presidency came from South West with Obasanjo even though he lost his unit, he lost his booth, he lost his local government and lost the entire zone but he became President of Nigeria and did eight years even though he was trying to take a third term.

“Then the thing shifted to the north and produced Yar’Adua, one of the best president Nigeria has ever had may his soul rest in peace.

“The man who agreed that his election was flawed, and brought peace to Niger Delta died and the Vice President took over.

“You can see the wisdom of Abacha in his constitution that was not used where he made provision for a second Vice President from the Zone that produces the president, if we had adopted that his constitution, it means when Yar’Adua died, the Vice President from his zone would have taken over, we would not have been where we are today.

“Yar’Adua died and Jonathan took over and finished the remaining years in the tenure and took another four years.

“If there were no greedy leaders, I knew what I said in our south-south leaders meeting that Jonathan should allow somebody from the north run for the presidency age is on his side, that when it rotates back to the South-South, he can still run but those who felt that they owned PDP, who were not there when PDP was formed lured the man and pushed him to go for a third term.

“Today, when you calculate after Buhari’s tenure expires in 2023, the north will have four years, 244 days to complete their own quota of the presidency so it is not the turn of the south yet.

“When there is no justice, there can’t be peace. So the slot for 2023 is for the north and when the thing finishes, the presidency will come to the south and then should go to South-East.”

Bauchi Commissioner of Finance resigns 36 days after being sworn-in

Bauchi Commissioner of Finance resigns 36 days after being sworn-in

Bauchi state's Commissioner of Finance, Nura Manu Soro has resigned 36 days after being sworn-in alongside others. 

Nura who confirmed his resignation via a Whatsapp post, wrote  ”I have resigned my position as the Commissioner of Finance and member of the Bauchi State Executive Council. I’ll issue a press release on the situation later Insha Allah.”

His resignation has been linked to the minor reshuffling and reconstitution of the State Executive Council which was approved by Governor Bala Muhammad. The reshuffling saw Nura Manu Soro being moved from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Youth and Sports

Bar. Jadauna Gwamis was also from the Ministry of Co-operatives to Ministry of Water Resources, while Usman Muhammad Saleh was moved from the Ministry of Youth and Sports to Ministry of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
President Muhammadu Buhari has given the approvals for new aides to the First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria. According to the press release signed by Suleiman Haruna, the director of information to the first lady, the names of the appointees are given as: 1) Dr Mairo Almakura - special Assistant on African First Ladies Peace Mission 2) Muhammed Albishir - special assistant on organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) 3) Wole Aboderin - special assistant on non-governmental organizations 4) Barr Aiyu Abdullahi - special assistant on media and publicity 5) Zainab Kazeem - special assistant on domestic and social events 6) Funke Adesiyan - personal assistant on domestic and social events The appointment of the new officials is also to take immediate effect. Meanwhile, earlier reported that Aisha confirmed the authenticity of video being circulated over the internet saying she was the one being denied access to some parts of Aso Rock. In the said video, the first lady was seen complaining about being barred from accessing some parts of the Presidential Villa. In an interview with the media, Aisha said although the video was recorded a year ago, it was recorded by Fatima Daura who is the daughter of Mamman Daura. It should be noted that the rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari's nephew and confidante, Daura wielding strong influence in the presidency. PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update Aisha said Fatima recorded the video in the presence of her security personnel. She said: “I was the one in that video and this person you see standing at my back are my security personnel. “It was Fatima, the daughter of Mamman Daura that shot the video in front of my security and everybody there. She was actually recording the whole thing right in front of me and was laughing and mocking me." Read more: