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“I haven’t received salary since I became Governor”– Soludo

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 “I haven’t received salary since I became Governor”– Soludo In a shocking revelation during the celebration of his administration’s second anniversary, Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State announced that he has not received a salary since he took office. This statement was made at the International Convention Center in Awka, highlighting the governor’s commitment to running an austere government amidst challenging economic conditions. Governor Soludo emphasized the personal sacrifices he and his family have made, including the fact that his wife, the First Lady of Anambra, does not use an official state car but instead uses the family’s personal vehicles. This move is part of a broader strategy to cut costs and reduce the financial burden on the state’s resources. Underlining his administration’s approach, Soludo pointed out that, unlike previous governments, his has not taken on any new debt in the last two years. This decision comes despite the state receiving about 25% less in

Obi urges Nigeria to support researchers

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 Obi urges Nigeria to support researchers Peter Obi, the Labour Party's (LP) presidential candidate of the Nigerian general election 2023, has urged the Nigerian government to assist educators whose hard-working research projects contribute to the advancement of the country. In addition to congratulating Rufus Olusola Akinyemi on winning the 2023 NAS Gold Medal Prize for Life Sciences for his ten years of research on stroke, post-stroke vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (PSVCID), and stroke bio-banking, Obi made the call in his tweet about the award via his handle, @PeterObi. “I join other Nigerians in congratulating Akinyemi, a professor of Geriatric Neurology and Translational Neuroscience at the University of Ibadan, for this well-deserved award. In addition to adding knowledge to our educational system through his meticulous research, Obi said that this accomplishment has greatly aided in the growth of the health sector. The former Anambra State governor went on to emp

President Tinubu Strongly Condemns Governor Fubara for Demolishing Rivers State House of Assembly Complex

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 President Tinubu Strongly Condemns Governor Fubara for Demolishing Rivers State House of Assembly Complex President Bola Tinubu has reportedly expressed strong disapproval of Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara for the demolition of the State House of Assembly Complex during a peace meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday, December 18. Chaired by Tinubu, the meeting was attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima, National Security Adviser Nuhu Ribadu, former Rivers State Governor Peter Odili, and the chairpersons of the PDP and the APC in Rivers, among others, according to a report by Premium Times. During the meeting, Tinubu was said to be "very angry" with Governor Fubara, describing the demolition as a "desecration of democracy." Tinubu, known for his commitment to democratic values, expressed disbelief that a governor would demolish a "symbol of democracy" like the House of Assembly. "I fought for democracy all my life," Tin

Tinubu resolves Wike-Fubara Rift, sends message to Rivers lawmakers

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 Tinubu resolves Wike-Fubara Rift, sends message to Rivers lawmakers A meeting convened by President Bola Tinubu to address the political crisis in Rivers State has instructed the immediate cessation of the impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara. It also mandates the withdrawal of all court cases initiated by the governor, while recognizing the leadership of Hon. Martin Amaewhule and the defected 27 lawmakers. ….According to a document emerging from the meeting, it stated, “All matters instituted in the courts by the Governor of Rivers State, Sir Fubara, and his team, in respect of the political crisis in Rivers State, shall be withdrawn immediately. “All impeachment proceedings initiated against the Governor of Rivers State by the Rivers State House of Assembly should be dropped immediately. The leadership of the Rivers State House of Assembly as led by the Rt. Hon. Martin Amaewhule shall be recognized alongside the 27 members who resigned from the PDP.” …..Further

Tinubu Accepts Resignation A Of His Minister

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 Tinubu Accepts Resignation A Of His Minister President Bola Tinubu has accepted the resignation of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, the Presidency confirmed to The PUNCH Monday. Lalong will now proceed to the National Assembly as Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial, a seat he won as affirmed by an appeal court ruling dated November 7, 2023. “Lalong has resigned. But it was not at the FEC meeting itself. It must have been after the meeting because, if it were earlier, the President or SGF would have announced it during the meeting,” a presidential aide told our correspondent. ,,,,The former Plateau State Governor is due to be sworn in later this week by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, it was gathered. Lalong served as Director-General of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation in the months leading to the February Presidential election. Lalong served as Director-General of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation in the months leading to the February Presidential elec

Obidients Panic As Peter Obi Speaks On Death Threats

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 Obidients Panic As Peter Obi Speaks On Death Threats Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last presidential election, has claimed that he is facing threats to his life after rejecting substantial offers presented to him following the 2023 general elections. Although he did not disclose the identities of the individuals or groups making the offers, Obi asserted that he is not intimidated by the death threats. These revelations came to light during his participation as a guest on X-Space, hosted by ParallelFacts on Sunday. “I can tell you the offers that I get today is mind blowing. On the other way round, for refusing the offer, what they want to do to me is also very frightening. But I am ready to go through anything. “As I keep telling people, when they say, ‘Peter you’re putting your life in danger’, if I die at sixty something, I did not die a young person. Some people died in their twenties, thirties and for

Families already struggling” – APC chieftain urges Tinubu to intervene over soaring drug prices

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 Families already struggling” – APC chieftain urges Tinubu to intervene over soaring drug prices Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, a prominent figure within the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun State, has made a fervent appeal to President Bola Tinubu to urgently address the alarming surge in prices of essential drugs across Nigeria. In a statement relayed to the press in Osogbo, Oyintiloye highlighted the growing predicament faced by numerous Nigerians who cannot afford crucial medications due to their staggering costs. He pointed to myriad factors contributing to the sharp rise in drug prices, notably citing the withdrawal of GSK, a key player in the pharmaceutical industry, in conjunction with the persistently high inflation rates and the devaluation of the naira. According to Oyintiloye, these cumulative factors have rendered medications such as Amlodipine, Augmentin, Paracetamol, Exforge, Coartem, and other indispensable drugs financially inaccessible to the average citizen. Quoting s

We need to attract rather than chase foreign investors. Peter Obi

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 We need to attract rather than chase foreign investors. Peter Obi Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential nominee, has stated that Nigeria should focus on attracting foreign investors instead of pursuing them. Obi stated this while speaking during an X-space live chat, tagged ‘Parrellel Fact’ on Sunday. His comment comes on the heels of President Bola Tinubu’s foreign trips to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to the country in recent times. Obi said, “Nobody goes around searching for foreign investors. Foreign investors are like bees; when you keep the honey, they will boom towards you. We need to attract foreign investors and not chase after them,” he said. But President Tinubu, in his interview with The Nation on Sunday, said the country is engaging with the global market—both foreign and domestic investors. According to the president, foreign direct investment is not ‘Chicken Change’ but a long-term financial commitment from serious enterprises and investors. He said, “FD

Everybody Knows I Won 2023 Presidential Election – Peter Obi

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 Everybody Knows I Won 2023 Presidential Election – Peter Obi The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi has declared that it is a known fact that he won the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. This Nigeria news platform understands that Peter Obi made the declaration on Sunday while speaking on parallel facts, a Twitter spaces interaction. According to him, the truth that he won the 2023 presidential election can’t be acknowledged because Nigeria is an uncommon place.

Peter Obi has taunted President Tinubu over what he described as chasing after foreign investors.

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 Peter Obi has taunted President Tinubu over what he described as chasing after foreign investors. The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has tackled President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his frequent foreign trips.  This Nigeria news platform recalls that Tinubu, in a recent interview with Nation after receiving the Man-of-the-Year award, said the country is engaging with the global market- both foreign and domestic investors.      Tinubu argued that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is not ‘Chicken Change’ but a long-term financial commitment from serious enterprises and investors.   You Need To Attract Foreign Investors Not Chasing After Them – Peter Obi Taunts TinubuPublished 2 hours ago on December 18, 2023By sk SHARETWEET Spread the love Peter Obi has taunted President Tinubu over what he described as chasing after foreign investors.     The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has tackled President Bola Ahmed T

Pro-Wike Lawmakers Gets Court Order To Begin Impeachment Of Gov Fubara As Leaked Draft Court Ruling Surfaces

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 Pro-Wike Lawmakers Gets Court Order To Begin Impeachment Of Gov Fubara As Leaked Draft Court Ruling Surfaces The leaked draft of an alleged already written court ruling by Justice Donatus Okorowo of Federal High Court Abuja on an application filled by Pro wike lawmakers which will deliver Monday 18, December, 2023. To start the impeachment process of Governor Sim Fubara.  The leaked draft of a court order by Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has emerged, further escalating the already volatile tension in Rivers State. The document, purportedly written in response to an application filed by lawmakers loyal to Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FTC) Nyesom Wike, is slated for delivery on Monday, December 18, 2023. Among other things, the order reportedly seeks to shield the lawmakers as they initiate an impeachment process against Governor Siminalayi Fubara. This development comes amidst a bitter political rivalry between Wike and Fubara. Last week, 27 la

PDP reacts to Appeal Court Judgement on Four Reps member Elections

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 PDP reacts to Appeal Court Judgement on Four Reps member Elections The Sokoto State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has conveyed its contentment with the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, which upheld the election victories of four party members in the House of Representatives. The party’s satisfaction was conveyed in a statement issued by Hassan Sayinnawal, the state party spokesman, and made available to journalists on Saturday The statement reads, “Our great party, the PDP in Sokoto State, wishes to express our joy over the victory of the party’s candidates in the 2023 National Assembly election at the Appeal Court of Nigeria. “We wish to congratulate the following members of the PDP for having their mandate upheld at the end of the legal process. ” Mani Katami – Binji Silame Federal Constituency; Abdussamad Dasuki – Kebbe – Tambuwal Federal Constituency; Sa’idu Bargaja:- Isa – Sabon-Birni Federal Constituency and Bashir Gorau – Goronyo Gada Federal Con

Nnamdi Kanu’s Release Would Have Been A Gift To Ezeife – Senator Abaribe

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 Nnamdi Kanu’s Release Would Have Been A Gift To Ezeife – Senator Abaribe Abia South’s Senator, Eyinnaya Abaribe has said that the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu would have been a gift for the late former Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife. Speaking via a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by his media adviser, Uchenna Awom, the senator called for calm over the judgment of the Supreme Court. This Nigeria news platform understands that Senator Abaribe also described Ezeife’s death as a great loss to the people of the Southeast. According to Abaribe: “ Okwadike never hid his feelings and, as such, voiced out his opinion on vexed national issues as they affected his beloved Igbo. He spoke truth to power, no matter whose ox was gored. “He was a man of panache and candour who carved a national image for himself being a cultural icon, a brave warrior who loved our people so dearly. Okwadike will be sorely missed. His resolute and fear

Senate President Godswill Akpabio Faces Health Scare Following 61st Birthday Colloquium

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 Senate President Godswill Akpabio Faces Health Scare Following 61st Birthday Colloquium The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, reportedly experienced a health scare on Thursday, December 14, following his 61st birthday colloquium in Abuja. The Senate President commenced his birthday anniversary festivities on Saturday, December 9, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom, with a large crowd in attendance. Subsequently, on Thursday, the birthday colloquium took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel. According to multiple sources, after the event, Akpabio collapsed while seated in a chair. Witnesses claimed that he appeared tired, and the sudden incident prompted an immediate rush for medical attention. One source stated, “The Senate President must have been tired. He was seated after the colloquium, and the next thing was that he had slumped. It was when people saw that he had slumped that he was rushed for medical attention.” Another source reported, “After the S

Nigerian government losing war against poverty as 14.2 million citizens become poor in 2023

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 Nigerian government losing war against poverty as 14.2 million citizens become poor in 2023 Millions of Nigerians have fallen below the poverty line in recent years despite efforts to tame it by the Nigerian government controlled by the All-Progressives Congress (APC) for eight years. The World Bank says the number of poor Nigerians rose from 79 million in 2018 to 104 million in 2023. Bola Ahmed Tinubu extended the ruling party’s reign with his election victory in February after promising to improve the livelihoods of the nation’s more than 200 million people.  Tinubu has implemented a series of wide-ranging reforms aimed at revitalizing growth in Nigeria since taking office in May. The reforms, including scrapping a petrol subsidy, have pushed up the price of gas, goods, and cost of transportation. The World Bank said 14.2 million Nigerians have become poor in 2023 alone as a result of Tinubu’s reforms which were intended to save the country from going under. “Sluggish growth and  r

Fire reportedly guts Borno Governor Zulum’s office

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 Fire reportedly guts Borno Governor Zulum’s office Fire reportedly gutted the Borno State governor’s main office on Tuesday morning. The Governor, Babagana Zulum, was in his second office at the Musa Usman Secretariat when the fire broke out, according to  Zagazola Makama . The security details at the Government House gate barred staff and the press from entering the building, presumably due to safety and security concerns.  Emergency firefighters trooped to the office building to put off the fire. The fire was contained, but the extent of damage could not be confirmed.  Zagazola Makama  did not say if any casualty was recorded.

Rivers Commissioner of Finance resigns, 10 others

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 Rivers Commissioner of Finance resigns, 10 others The eleven commissioners in Rivers state have submitted their resignation letters amid a political crisis. The initial resignation, by the state's attorney-general, Prof. Zacchaeus Adaongor, was followed by others.  While four letters have surfaced online, sources indicate that a total of eleven commissioners plan to resign, potentially under the directive of FCT minister Nyesom Wike.  Isaac Kamalu, the Commissioner for Finance, is among those who have submitted resignation letters, and there are indications of a collective move to join the All Progressives Congress.  The list of resigning commissioners includes Chief Emeka Woke, Dr. Dax Kelly George Alabo, Engr. Charles Amadi, Barr. (Mrs) Inime Aguma, and others.

Femi Falana Urges President Tinubu To Stop Parading Himself as Petroleum Minister

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 Femi Falana Urges President Tinubu To Stop Parading Himself as Petroleum Minister The  human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has told President Bola Tinubu to stop parading himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. This Nigeria news platform understands that Falana argued that the President’s role as Minister of Petroleum contravened Section 147 of the Constitution, cautioning Tinubu not to imitate former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Muhammadu Buhari. The senior lawyer spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the public presentation of a book titled “Dis Life No Balance: An Anthropology of Nigerian Diaspora Voices,” co-authored by Professors Farooq Kperogi and Moses Ochonu, and Dr Osmund Agbo. According to Falana, this became necessary because the President was not screened by the National Assembly before assuming the role.  He claimed that Tinubu’s role as Minister of Petroleum Resources makes it difficult for the country to hold the NNPCL accountable. “Last week, a former governor of the

President Tinubu Sacks FAAN MD, Kabir Mohammed

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President Tinubu Sacks FAAN MD, Kabir Mohammed President Bola Tinubu has announced the removal of Kabir Yusuf Mohammed as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). He has been replaced by Mrs. Olubunmi Oluwaseun Kuku, who will now serve as the substantive Managing Director of the agency.   This was disclosed in a statement by the presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale on Wednesday.    This Nigerian news platform understands that President Tinubu also removed the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Tayib Adetunji. He is to be replaced by Engr. Umar Ahmed Farouk. In addition, the president approved the removal of Director-General of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Engr. Akinola Olateru who is to be replaced by Mr. Alex Badeh Jr. as the substantive Director-General.     Furthermore, President Bola Tinubu approves the commencement of a diligent process to be conducted by the Minister of Aviation and Aer