The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and his team have been meeting with the presidential candidates of the PDP, APC and the Labour party who are seeking alliance with him.

The meeting between the Wike and the PDP presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar came a few hours after the governor met with the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a few other top politicians in London.

Wike on Wednesday had also met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the British capital.

Although details of the meeting with Atiku have not been made public, the parley was a significant move in the ongoing efforts by the PDP chieftains to resolve the crisis that hit the party after the conclusion of its presidential primary in May.

The last meeting between Atiku and Wike took place on August 4 in Abuja.

Thursday’s meeting was attended by the Adamawa State Governors Ahmed Fintiri (Adamawa), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia

Governor Wike said his team is more interested in a better Nigeria, and they are consulting widely with those who mean well for the country.

He confirmed their meetings with Peoples Democratic Party, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo in London, and explained that topmost on the agenda is how to make Nigeria better than what is it currently.

The Rivers State governor noted that all is not well with Nigeria and they are seeking remedies that will restore enduring hope for the nation.

“I can confirm that this is the first time as a team that we are meeting with Presidential candidates. We met with the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC and we met with our leader, former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.

“We met the presidential candidate of the Labour Party. We also met with our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. For whatever it’s worth, consultation is ongoing. Whatever we are talking about, is for the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. It is not parochial and tied to one person or group of persons. We believe that with what is going on, it will be for the interest of Nigerians at the end of the day.”


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 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 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) initially scheduled to end on June 30, 2022.

This was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu during the Youth Vote Count concert at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja, on Saturday.

He disclosed that in the last five days, the center had registered over 14,000 Nigerians at the event place alone. In his words, “We have about 50 voter registration machines. For as long as you people have been trying to register to obtain your PVC, we will continue to register you and we will continue to make sure that you get your PVC.”

He had earlier affirmed that youths wanted to know when the registration will end. He then stated that he was assuring on behalf of the commission that the registration will not end on June 30 since people were still trying to register. He averred, “we will continue to register”

An Abuja Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon on Monday had granted an order of interim injunction restraining INEC from implementing its June 30 deadline. 


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has unveiled Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.

The former vice president made the announcement on Thursday afternoon at the PDP national headquarters in Abuja.

He said one of the considerations for Okowa’s choice was his suitability to succeed him after his tenure in office if eventually elected as president.

“I am delighted to announce Governor Ifeanyi A. Okowa as my Vice Presidential candidate. I look forward to travelling our great country together, engaging with all Nigerians and building a shared future of peace, unity, and prosperity for all,” Atiku said.

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Atiku Abubakar, former vice president of Nigeria, received his certificate of return as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He called on party members to work together in their mission to rescue Nigeria from the “misrule” of the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

At the headquarters of the PDP in Abuja, on Wednesday, he disclosed that the party must begin work without delay.

“And it requires the entire PDP family and other supporters and sympathizers. We must pull everyone together. Nobody should be excluded. I have already visited some of those who contested against me as a way to lead in that effort to unify the party so that we can face our real opponents, defeat them in the elections and begin the process of rescuing and rebuilding this country,” he said according to a statement issued by his media office.

“The callous and dangerous APC misrule over the past seven years is there for everyone to see. However, we should not take their defeat for granted. We must unite and work extremely hard for every single vote in this country. There is so much to do and there is little time to waste. So, let’s get to work.”

The former vice president thanked the organising committee for a successful convention, lauding his supporters and those who worked with him to achieve his most recent feat.

“I am particularly grateful that you kept your word and gave us contestants fair treatment despite your likely varying sympathies and what must have been a pressure-laden and difficult situation,” the PDP chieftain said about the committee.

“Your integrity and even-handedness must be commended. I commend our party’s National Executive Committee for putting our party and our country first in its deliberations and decision-making.

“I thank all those who assisted my campaign in a variety of ways to enable me to crisscross this vast country and make my case to our delegates and other party elders and members.”

“I pledge to unify this country,” he said in his victory speech. “That’s why I refer to myself as a unifier.

“The reason why I feel that unity is important is that APC has disunited Nigerians completely. I will work to restore unity and bring a sense of belonging to all Nigerians.”

The presentation of the certificate comes a few days after he clinched the party’s ticket for the presidency, defeating several aspirants including Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.

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Presidential Aspirant, Peter Obi, has withdrawn from the  presidential race of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

He made known his withdrawal from the party’s primary in a letter dated May 24 and addressed to the National Chairman of the main opposition party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

The former governor of Anambra State also announced his resignation from the PDP,  besides pulling out of the contest for the party’s presidential ticket barely three days to the exercise.

He informed the PDP chairman that he has since conveyed his resignation and withdrawal from the primary to the Chairman of Agulu Ward 2, his ward in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.

According to him, he took the decision to leave the party because of his firm commitment to rescuing Nigeria, even if the route differs.

Although Obi said it was a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through PDP, he lamented that the recent developments within the PDP have made it practically impossible for him to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.

The former governor said the nation’s challenges are deep-seated and require profound sacrifices towards rescuing the country.

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The son of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Namadi has allegedly requested delegates to refund the N2 million each he doled out before the election, after securing just two votes at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Kaduna North Federal Constituency for the House of Representatives.

Millions of naira was amassed by the delegates, from the aspirants who appeared to be in a hurry to outspend one another.

It was reported that Namadi secured the least votes among the three contenders, after he  had promised to add N1.5 million to the amount given to each of the delegates.

At the end of the election, Samaila Suleiman, the incumbent representative of the constituency emerged the party’s flagbearer as he defeated Namadi and Shehu Usman ABG.

Suleiman, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, won with 22 votes against Shehu Usman ABG who polled 14 votes.

Reliable sources disclosed that Suleiman had distributed between N3.5m and N4m to each delegate while ABG gave out N2.5m in cash and Namadi had distributed N2m to delegates.

However, having lost the contest, both ABG and Namadi demanded an immediate refund.

Suleiman, who is the current Chairman of the House Committee on Special Duties, left the APC  following the interest of Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s eldest son in his seat in the House of Representatives.

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A pregnant mother of four,   Harira Jubril ,  was allegedly killed by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday .

The husband of the pregnant woman who was murdered along with her four children , Ahmad Jubril said he is still in utter disbelief and depression over the incident .

According to Ahmad , his wife was 9 months pregnant and was due for delivery in a few days , adding that unidentified gunmen invaded their home and opened fire on them, killing her and the four children.

“Fatima, the eldest, was 9 years old followed by her sister Aisha, 7years, Hadiza, 5 years and Zaituna, 2 years old,” Ahmad disclosed.

The mourning widower has called on the state government to do something about the killing .

The spokesperson for the Anambra Police Command , DSP, Ikenga Tochukwu , who confirmed the incident said a thorough investigation has begun to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act , adding that they will face the full wrath of the law.\

The Northern Elders Forum and the Arewa Consultative Forum have condemned the extra judicial killings of northerners in the state calling on the authorities to act swiftly before chaos ensued

The district Chirstian Association of Nigeria also frowned at the incident.

The Governor of Anambra State , Charles Soludo , who condemned the killing , debunked claims that northerners are being targeted by the gunmen in the state ,describing the situation as a general security issue.

He however disclosed through his Chief Press Secretary ,Christian Aburime, on Wednesday , that the perpetrators are currently being hunted and will be dealt with once caught .

He said, “No group or individual is justified to harass, attack or kill any citizen of Nigeria or anyone resident in Nigeria under any guise whatsoever unless in lawful execution of a court sentence.”
He reassured all Nigerians living or doing business in Anambra, of the resolve of the state government to ensure adequate protection of their lives and properties at all times.


Ibikunle Amosun, Ex-Ogun Governor Declares for President.

Former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has declared his intention to contest for president in 2023.

The senator, currently representing Ogun Central Senatorial District in the Senate made his intention known on Thursday at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja.

Dignitaries at the event include his wife, Olufunso Amosun, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, lawmakers and traditional rulers.

“Today, I am formally announcing my candidacy for the Presidential ticket of our great party, the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I am so conscious of the immensity of the tasks that lie ahead in our country and the magnitude of the sacrifices that anybody who wishes to lead our country into the next phase must make” he disclosed.

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