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The All Progressive Congress, APC, in Rivers State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration of lacking the needed prowess to lead the state.

Governorship candidate of the APC in the last general elections in the State, Dakuku Peterside said this when APC faithful gathered at Okehi community, the Headquarters of Etche Local Government Area of the state.

Peterside who is now the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, said Governor Wike is only interested in borrowing money to host what he called irrelevant events while many civil servants are suffering.

He said the Government of Wike is enmershed in deceit and “fraud.”

Dakuku said, “Wike’s Government is a government of wayo. Government of wuruwuru. Government of 419. They went to bring court order. Fake court order. An order of deceit.

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“Let me tell you this, and you can take it to the bank, no amount of well organized lied can dissuade Rivers people. We are resolute, we want good governance and that government is the APC government led by Rotimi Amaechi.

“In just one year we constructed Peter Odili road and yet they went to resurface a one kilometer road and went to bring a Governor from Sokoto to come and commission it.
“I challenge this fraudulent government to show us one project they have conceived and completed in the last one year.”

Speaking on behalf of the APC candidates for Rivers East Senatorial District, Chief Andrew Uchendu assured supporters of the APC that the rescheduled rerun elections expected to hold in October will provide relief to the people of Rivers state.

The leadership of the APC across the senatorial districts including the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development commission, Ibim Seminitari were present at the event.

Reacting to the comments of the APC leaders, the Rivers state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Samuel Wonosike described the allegations as falsehood and urged Rivers people to disregard it.

Wonosike maintained that the people of Rivers state are happy with the developmental projects put in place by Governor Nyesom Wike.

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He,however, described the APC rally as a charade just as he stated that Rivers state is a PDP state.

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Mercy Aigbe reportedly packs out of her husband’s house

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Rumour has it that Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has packed out of her new husband, Kazeem Adeoti better known as Adekaz’s house barely three months after the wedding.

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The thespian reportedly moved out of their matrimonial home because his first wife, Funsho, who is based abroad, is coming back to Nigeria soon.

She is said to have returned to her own house, however, it’s unknown if she and her new husband are having marital crisis.

A journalist, identified as Eniola Daniel, took to his verified Twitter page on Thursday, April 14, to give this update.

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He tweeted, “Barely 3 months, after marrying Funsho Adeoti’s husband, Kazeem Adeoti, a.k.a Adekaz, popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has reportedly packed out of her new husband’s house.
Mercy reportedly packed out of her new husband’s house ahead of the arrival of Adekaz’s first wife.”

Controversial Instagram blogger, Gist Lover, also confirmed the alleged report in a post shared on Instagram.

Gist Lover wrote in part, “Hello tueh tueh, f!ght go soon start oooo, onikan ti de ooo( person wey get property don come oo).

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“Information reaching Vawulence headquarters be say Aunty Mercy Aigbe don go back to her house for now oo as the first wife and the husband gather build the house together ni before Aunty Carry her two left legs enter their marriage dabaru am oo and as it is matter still Dey ontop the house, the wife Na abroad based so as Aunty Dey come house Den Dey enjoy she don think say the first wife no go come 9ja come claim her property, you see why I say believe all these yeyebrities at your own risk.”

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No president will say there won’t be banditry next year — Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that no president will say banditry will next year.

Lai Mohammed said this while responding to a question on whether the current security challenges would end before President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023.

Responding to the question at a press conference on Wednesday December 15, Lai Mohammed said;

“Nobody, I’m not sure any president will say by next year there will be no banditry. It is just like saying by next year, there will be no thief.

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“But what is important is that they should judge us by our achievement. We’ve not thrown our hands in the air. There was a time they asked us to hire mercenaries, but our soldiers are doing their best in these circumstances.”

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Buhari jets out Turkey for summit

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday leave Abuja for Istanbul, Turkey, to attend the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey.

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According to the organisers, the theme of the Summit is ‘‘Enhanced Partnership for Common Development and Prosperity’’ and the agenda includes reviewing the cooperation between African countries and Turkey since the last Summit in 2014.

This was disclosed in a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, on Thursday morning.

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The third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit is coming on the heels of President Erdogan’s recent State visit to Nigeria during which several agreements in the fields of energy, defence industry, mining and hydrocarbons were signed to expand existing bilateral ties.

The Turkish leader had during the visit to Nigeria, affirmed his commitment to immediately expand the volume of trade between the two countries to 5 billion dollars and the Nigerian delegation will seize the opportunity of the gathering in Istanbul to enhance cooperation with other partners for more trade and investment opportunities in the country.

It is expected that the Summit would provide guidelines and direction for cooperation with African countries for the next five years.

President Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by his wife, Aisha Buhari; the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd); FCT, Mohammed Bello; Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar; Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd); and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

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The President is expected back in Abuja on Sunday, December 19.

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2023 presidency: I’m not going to turn it down – Tinubu

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said he will not turn down the calls of those asking him to contest for president in 2023.

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Tinubu stated this after a meeting with leaders of the Northern Alliance Committee in Abuja on Tuesday.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the former Governor of Lagos said he would, however, make consultations before officially announcing a decision on the matter.

“I’m not going to turn them down but I will still effectively and widely consult, particularly brainstorm with my friends and find a date to come out openly to tell Nigerians.

“But the president is still in office. I don’t want to distract him from all the challenges that he might face today.

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“So, don’t muddle the political water. Consult, make our programme known to the people later,” Tinubu said.

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ISWAP gives notice of Christmas attack on Adamawa community

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The Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has dropped letters indicating its plan to attack Michika, a local government area in the northern part of Adamawa State.

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Michika has long shared with neighbouring Madagali, the fate of being the LGAs in Adamawa State that are most troubled by terrorists, initially the Boko Haram elements of the terrorist actors.

Sources said the letters sent out by ISWAP could be seen flying around in places around Michika.

“Yes, threat letters were dropped in Bazza and Michika towns. The terrorists have warned of an impending attack on our communities during Christmas festivities,” one of the sources said.
“As it is, our people have been terrified because the terrorists have earned a reputation of carrying out their threat anytime they make one.” the source added.

Contacted Wednesday afternoon, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said he was yet to get any dependable report on the matter.

The Brigade Commander of the 23 Brigade in Yola, Aminu Garba, would not make an authoritative comment either.

He said Michika did not fall within his control area and suggested contact with 28 Brigade in Chibok, Borno State.

Aminu Garba, however, boasted that ISWAP would not come into Michika and mess the place up unchallenged.

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He said, “The issue of threat letters has now become a routine. Let them come and see if they will go back.”

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Nigeria records 730 new COVID-19 cases in 10 states, FCT

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Nigeria recorded 730 new cases of COVID-19 in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 218,596.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Website on Wednesday morning.

The centre said Nigeria did not record any death.

The NCDC said 431 new cases were reported in Lagos, FCT (174), Rivers (38), Ogun (32), Akwa Ibom (25), Anambra (11), Katsina (7), Bayelsa (4), Niger (4), Kano (3), and Ekiti (1).

The centre said he death toll still stands at 2,983 as at Tuesday.people have been discharged.

The centre said that 3, 686,403 sample tests had been conducted since the virus was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

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The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level II continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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