I Have Successfully Defended My Right To Govern Rivers – Fubara

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has revealed that his administration inherited 34 uncompleted projects, valued at over N225. 279bn spread across 13 local government areas of the state. Fubara also disclosed that under his watch, the state government awarded nine new road projects, valued at N534.332bn. This is even as he described as vicious and existential, the political crisis that was waged against his administration, barely three months after take-off on May 29, 2023. The governor assured all that the worst was over because his administration had successfully defended the…

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May 30: Enugu Government Frowns At Attempt By Pro-Biafra Groups To Scuttle WAEC Exams

By Tony Adibe The Enugu State Government has restated its displeasure over what it described as an attempt to scuttle the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in the state. The government said the consequences of candidates of the state and the entire South East region not sitting for their General Mathematics papers were massive and held nothing but gloom for the future, contrary to what their forebears fought for. The state government made its stand known in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Aka Eze Aka,…

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One Year In Office: Tinubu Failed In Handling Of Fuel Subsidy, Niger Coup – Obasanjo

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has knocked the administration of President Bola Tinubu over poor implementation of the removal of subsidy from petroleum products as well as the floating naira. Obasanjo said though the policies were necessary, they were wrongly implemented. According to a statement made available to journalists on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo also condemned Nigeria’s approach to the coup in the Republic of Niger. He was said to have spoken in Abuja at the weekend at a colloquium tagged: “Nigeria’s…

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At Long Last, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Returns As Emir Of Kano – Governor

Sanusi Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi has been restored as the Emir of Kano. Recall that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was deposed by the then Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje on March 9, 2020, on what many considered flippant political egoism. Governor Abba Yusuf, who signed the Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 passed by the Kano State House of Assembly earlier on Thursday, announced the development after meeting with the kingmakers. The Kano State Emirates Council (Amendment number 2) Law, 2024, was sponsored by…

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Obi’s Visit To LP: Reconciliatory Not Endorsement

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi’s visit to Labour Party headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday was a reconciliatory move not to endorse any group interest in the party. Obi had repeatedly maintained that his interest was to carry everybody along into one strong family and not to endorse anyone’s interest. The visit was part of the consultations Obi has been embarking on in search of peace in the party. In line with this, he also met with the political arm of the…

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Wike Ex-Commissioners, Six Others Screened To Join Fubara’s Cabinet

The faction of the Rivers State House of Assembly loyal to Governor Siminalayi Fubara, on Tuesday, screened and confirmed eight commissioners designate as members of the State Executive Council. The Assembly, led by the Speaker, Victor Oko-Jumbo, screened the nominees during their sitting at the temporary legislative chambers at the Administrative Block of the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. Two former commissioners, Dr Peter Medee and Eloka Tasie-Amadi, who served under the immediate-past administration of Nyesom Wike, as Energy and Works Commissioners, respectively were asked by the House to…

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ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants For Israeli, PM Netanyahu, Others

By NewsBits The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan KC, has formally requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of Hamas in Gaza on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The charges stemmed from incidents that occurred from at least October 7, 2023. Alongside Netanyahu, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, and Hamas’s political leader Ismail Haniyeh, as well as Hamas’s military chief Mohammed Deif, were also named in the request for arrest. The ICC, headquartered in The Hague, has…

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Governor Soludo Sacks 21 Anambra Transition Committee Chairmen

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has sacked all transition committee chairmen across the 21 local government areas of the state. This is contained in a letter titled ‘Expiration of tenure and handover to Heads of Local Government Administrations (HLGAs),’ dated May 17, 2024, and signed by the state Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Collins Nwabunwanne. The order takes effect from Monday, May 20, 2024. The letter read, “Following the expiration of your tenure as Transition Committee Chairman, you are hereby directed to handover the affairs of your…

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NASS Is Concerned About Hardship Nigerians Are Facing – Sen Umeh

By Tony Adibe The entire National Assembly comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives feel quite concerned about the current hardship Nigerians are experiencing due to government policies and actions. The Senator representing Anambra Central in the National Assembly, Senator Victor Umeh, who said this while briefing journalists shortly after the 5th Justice Anthony Nnaemezie Aniagolu held inside the Peter Mbah Auditorium at the Law Faculty, Godfrey Okoye University (GOUNI), Enugu, insisted that the legislature was always interested in working for any issue that would benefit the citizens. He…

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Reps Meet Obasanjo To Seek Support For Parliamentary Government

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says members of the house of representatives seeking to reintroduce the parliamentary system of government through constitutional amendment should get the support of the critical masses. The former president spoke in Abuja on Tuesday during a meeting with members of the house of representatives promoting the bill. The meeting, which took place in Abuja, was part of a series of consultations to solicit support for the bill, which passed the first reading at the house of representatives in February. Kingsley Chinda, the minority leader of the…

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