Since the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to pick Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate, ignoring a selection committee that had recommended Governor Nyesom Wike, the main opposition party has been thrown into crisis.

Supporters of  Wike, Governor of Rivers state are now resolute in  their determination to remove the National Chairman of the  Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu before they can back the presidential ambition of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) and National Working Committee (NWC) would meet today,  and reconciliation of aggrieved party members will be at the top of the agenda.

It was gathered that the loyalists of the Rivers State governor have insisted on the demands laid before the party’s leadership for peace.

According to reliable sources, Atiku Abubakar may have to sacrifice the PDP chairman if the Wike camp refuses to shift ground on their demand because of the caliber of individuals backing the Rivers Governor.

A PDP governor in Wike’s camp maintained that Senator Ayu must honour the pact he had with them before he emerged as national chairman.

He said the Rivers state governor’s loyalists  already laid their demands before the BoT and the first condition for peace is that the national chairman must step down.

While he promised that Wike’s supporters will remain in PDP and work for its success, they cannot  campaign alongside Ayu.

He further disclosed that aside praising Aminu Tambuwal as the game changer for stepping down for Atiku at the presidential primaries, Ayu allegedly played partisan role in scheming out Wike as the vice-presidential candidate.

The governor also slammed the former Vice President for granting an interview to Arise Television, which has now escalated tension in the main opposition party.

He berated Atiku Abubakar for stating during the said interview that Ayu can only step down as national chairman if he wins the presidential election.

He insisted Ayu had breached the agreement they had before the national convention where he (Ayu) was elected the national chairman.

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The Nigeria Labour Congress have protested the continued faceoff between Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The members in solidarity with ASUU over the lingering strike held protests in strategic places across the country.

In Lagos, the state chapter  arrived at the Ikeja Under Bridge and marched peacefully to the Lagos State Governor’s office.

Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, The Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions, Nigerian Union of Teachers, and other affiliate unions of NLC were at the protest

It would be recalled that ASUU embarked on  strike on February 14, after the Federal Government failed to implement the 2009 ASUU/FG Agreement on modalities to fund the country’s public university education.

The demands raised by ASUU include release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.


Adah Ameh of the TV series, “The Johnsons”,  is dead.

Ada was said to have suddenly collapsed, and died around 11 p.m on Sunday in Warri, Delta State, 

Recall that Ada Ameh had opened up on the law suit against her due to an alleged inability to deliver on a job. 

She had also disclosed on June 15  her battle with mental health.

She had said the issue was gradually taking her life but expressed hope that she would survive it.

However the popular Nollywood actress has now given up the ghost.

In a similar development, actress Sola Awojobi Onayiga who was best known for her role as ‘Ireti’ in the TV series ‘Fuji House of Commotion’, was reported dead on Monday.

Onayiga was said to have been admitted to the ICU unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital two weeks ago.

Her death was announced by film critic Shaibu Husseini via his Twitter page on Monday.

Shaibu said, “Just learnt that the accomplished Stage and Screen Actress and Fellow of Theatre Arts Auntie Sola Awojobi Onayiga passed on today”.

The gap-toothed actress, popular for playing Ireti in the now rested family drama, Fuji House of Commotion, died on Monday.



The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Peoples Democratic Party Gubernatorial candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke has the winner of the just concluded Osun governorship election.

The Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced that Adeleke had more votes than the incumbent governor with a close margin of about 28,344.

He said, “I declare Adeleke Ademola Jackson Nurudeen, on behalf of the chairman of INEC, of the PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected.”

The electoral umpire affirmed that the PDP won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas of the state, while the APC won the remaining 13.

The PDP gained their ground in Ede North, Ede South, Ifelodun, Boluwaduro, Egbedore, Odo Otin, Osogbo, Ila, Atakumosa West, Olorunda, Ilesa West, Obokun, Oriade, Orolu, Ife North, Irepodun, and Ejigbo LGAs.

While the APC, on the other hand, won in Boripe, Ilesa East, Ayedire, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Ayedaade, Iwo, Olaoluwa, Isokan, Atakumosa East, Irewole, Ife South, and Ife East LGAs.

Meanwhile, in the Situation Room of the PDP, there was wild jubilation as the PDP claimed it was winning the election even before the final results were announced. 


 An Ikeja Special Offences Court has convicted the embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, for sexual offences.

Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison over sexually assaulting a 14-year-old minor.

He was convicted by Ikeja Special Offences Court on Thursday. 

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in a two-hour judgement declared that Baba Ijesha has been found guilty of indecent treatment of a child, vis-à-vis sexual assault and attempted sexual assault

Baba Ijesha was however discharged and acquitted of count one and count six of the charges against him, which were: sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.

Olarenwaju James was then sentenced to 16 years in Prison, based on jail sentence for various offences, he will serve five years jail term, running concurrently. 


A building has again collapsed in Lagos. This occured in the early hours of Wednesday at the Oke-arin area of Ilupeju/Palm Groove. 

The incident was said to have recorded no loss of life, except for an adult male that sustained minor injuries. He was quickly rushed to the hospital for the necessary care and treatment.

A female adult also reportedly escaped death at the scene of the building collapse which occurred precisely at Number 15 of Oke-Arin Street, Ilupeju.

It was learnt that the incident was due to aging of the structure, making the building  become dilapidated. 

The affected area has since been cordoned off to prevent further threat.

In his updates about the incident, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu said, “Upon arrival at the incident scene, an abandoned 2 -storey building had collapsed to ground zero”.

The two-storey structure reportedly collapsed to ground zero at 12:45a.m on Wednesday, July 13 2022.


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has named Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele as deputy governorship candidate of Lagos State.

With this position, she had become the running mate of the PDP Lagos State governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor.

Akindele  confirmed her deputy governorship candidacy in a video on her verified Instagram page on Tuesday.

In the video she posted on Tuesday, she revealed her reasons for becoming a running mate.

She said, “I saw it as an opportunity to help liberate and improve the wellbeing of our people, particularly the deprived youth, women and the girl child.

“My decision is not just to accept this huge responsibility but to also work tirelessly and complement Jandor’s burning desire to see our dear Lagos live up to its full potentials.”

Meanwhile, when she said her name at the end of the video, the Ikorodu-born indigene of Lagos didn’t include her husband’s name, Bello.

This comes two weeks after her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, announced that they have gone their separate ways.

The actress, however, has remained silent on her separation from her husband as she is yet to address Bello’s claims.

Bello, who confirmed the separation in an Instagram post on July 1, said things had not been going well between him and the actress in the last two years, adding that all efforts expended on reconciling their differences had proved abortive.

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso said the police are investigating what went wrong regarding the July 8 MILE 2 – Ibeshe boat mishap.

 He disclosed this through a press release made available to newsmen, revealing that the state is treating the disheartening incident as criminal.

According to him, the order for the investigation was from the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who expressed deep sadness over the incident while commiserating with the families who lost their loved ones.

The affected boat according to him is unlicensed and had blatantly broken the waterways rules of “no night travel” and “no overloading”,  adding that not all the passengers on board wore life jackets, while the boat did not also take off from a government-approved jetty.

He vowed that anybody found to have contributed in any way to the tragedy would face the law to prevent a repeat of such in the future, pointing out that the waterways rules and regulations were clear and must be respected in accordance with the greatest value that the Sanwo-Olu administration places on human life.

Omotosho, who said the thoughts and prayers of the state government were with the bereaved families, prayed the Almighty to strengthen the families in such a difficult time. 


The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has announced Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate in the 2023 general elections.

Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State briefed reporters about the choice at the end of a close-door meeting that lasted about an hour with President Mohammadu Buhari at his residence.

He made the announcement on Sunday in Daura, the hometown of the President in Katsina State.

According to the APC stalwart, Shettima was selected because the former Borno State governor is “competent, capable, reliable and able to be picked as a running mate”.

The APC presidential candidate was accompanied to Daura by Governor Aminu Masari shortly after his aircraft landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport in Katsina State.

Reacting to the development, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), described Senator Kashim Shetima as a worthy choice of a running mate to Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Mr Keyamo was of the opinion that Tinubu had made a great choice.

The minister who aired his view on Twitter, described Shettima as a “Quintessential banker and economist, suave gentleman and politician,” who is intellectually fertile and economically sound.

He further stated  that the former Borno governor is “inter-generationally mobile (he’s young, yet experienced), fiercely loyal, phenomenally complimentary to Bola Ahmed Tinubu”.

“Kashim Shettima is the perfect choice as VP,” Keyamo declared.

In a chain of reactions to the announcement of Shettima as VP to Tinubu, Mr Ibrahim Masari, who initially was picked as vice presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has resigned.

In a communique on Sunday, Masari, a former National Welfare Secretary of the APC, stated that after much reflection and wider consultations, he is now going to step down.

“I realized that my decision will enable Asiwaju have more latitude to give more accommodation and inclusion that will position our party to win the coming elections, with the support of the people of Nigeria.

“In stepping down, I believe I can still serve our party and the country in several other capacities.

“I wish to confirm that I have submitted my withdrawal letter and affidavit to that effect as the Vice Presidential Candidate to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TInubu in the coming elections,” Masari disclosed.

Masari thanked Asiwaju Tinubu for the trust vested in him, and promise that he and his family will remain steadfast in their support for the APC presidential flagbearer and the party.

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The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC ) building in Igboeze North Local Government Area office in Enugu state has been attacked. 

The National Commissioner of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye confirmed the attack.

According to him, no casualties were reported  but 748 ballot boxes, 240 voting cubicles and other equipment were destroyed.

In his words, “the arsonists overpowered the security guards, forced their way into the premises, and set the building ablaze”

He revealed that the commission was working to ascertain the status of voter registration machines for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), as well as uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), locked up in the fireproof cabinet.

The Commissioner stated that the attack coming in the middle of the voter registration exercise and other preparations for the 2023 general elections is worrisome.

He recalled that on May 23, 2021, the INEC office in the neighboring Igboeze South Local Government Area was attacked in a similar manner by gunmen.

Other onslaughts he recollected were former attacks on the Udenu Local Government Area office on May 13, 2021, and the State Headquarters in Enugu on May 16, 2021.

Okoye revealed that the  commission had since substantially recovered from the attacks and resumed normal activities in the places mentioned, including the CVR and collection of PVCs.

He assured that the commission would continue to work with the security agencies and the emergency services to protect the commission’s facilities.

The National Commissioner made it known that in this latest attack, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Enugu state, Emeka Ononamadu, reported that the office was set ablaze by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at 11.48 pm on Sunday