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Nwosu’s Resignation From PDP Has Vindicated G5 Governors – Wike

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says the resignation of a former Minister of Health and a member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Professor A. B. C. Nwosu from the party has further vindicated the G5 governors who are demanding for equity, fairness, and justice in the system.

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Governor Wike warned that if the party remains unyielding in zoning the party’s national chairmanship to the south, it should also be willing to face the repercussion.

The Rivers State Governor made the remarks when stakeholders of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area paid a solidarity visit to him at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

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He said he has continued to challenge the party on the fact that everybody is equal in the country and that no one is a second-class citizen.

“I have continued to challenge them. What is the problem? What are we fighting for? What I said and will continue to say is that all of us are from this country. Nobody is a second-class citizen,” the governor told the gathering.

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“We are agreed that this is how our party will be. Recently, Prof ABC Nwosu resigned from the party saying that his conscience will not allow him and that the constitution of the party is clear, if you take this, these other people will take that. Why now are we saying that we won’t do it again?”

The governor maintained that “what the people are saying is look, ‘You have taken this, let these people take that’ and you are saying you will take all. If you take all, you will also face the repercussions”.

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The Rivers State governor declared that anybody fighting the state will be defeated. He maintained that even those opposing him within the PDP in Rivers State cannot match his political strategy, declaring that at the appropriate time, such persons will be smoked out.

Governor Wike said God has blessed the state so much that He will not allow its adversaries to become victorious because the protective wall remains difficult to penetrate.

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This is as he stressed that even if Rivers State loves peace, it cannot be intimidated and made to succumb to those who just want to milk it and deny its rightful place in the scheme of national politics.

The Rivers State governor insisted that it is time the people of Ogu/Bolo local government and indeed all Rivers people stand up together, and boldly too, against those who are working against the interest of the State.

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The people of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area led by a government-recognized traditional ruler King Acheseinimie Frank were at the Rivers State Government House to appreciate Governor Wike for undertaking several infrastructure projects in the area dating back to when the Governor was the Minister of State for Education. He, however, made some more demands for his people.

While responding to the monarch’s address, the Rivers leader announced the award of a contract for the construction of a landing jetty in the Ele community and the reconstruction of Eteo-Ogu Road in the area.

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The governor also assured that the balance for ongoing projects in the area will be paid in full this month.

He told them to be ready to return 100 percent votes enthusiastically same way they have received projects from his administration so that the consolidation team that will be headed by the PDP governorship candidate Siminialayi Fubara will win at the polls.

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He argued that Rivers State needs young and vibrant people, adding that he cannot support anyone close to 70 years to be the governor of the state.

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Speaker Tunis Pledges Support For ECOFEPA

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By Gloria Ikibah

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Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Dr. Sidie Mohammed Tunis, has pledged his unflinching support for the ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association Network ECOFEPA in its attempts to increase participation for self-development in politics and entrepreneurship.

Speaker Tunis who stated this at the formal opening of ECOFEPA Women and Youth Leadership symposium, on the sidelines of the Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Guinea Bissau, with the theme: Unleashing the potentials of Women and Youth in Politics and Entrepreneurship; asserted that the meeting epitomizes the action stage for women’s involvement in decision-making bodies.

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He also commended ECOFEPA for always beaming their search light on issues that affect women and youth in the ECOWAS Sub-region and for firmly reinforcing the need to mentor the next generation of decision makers to bridge existing gaps and bestow sound political and decision-making legacies to them, reaffirming that until they as Members of Parliament replicate ourselves in the younger generation in multiple dimensions to deliver a democratic system that is anchored on good governance and societal growth and development, they cannot credit themselves for success.

Dr. Tunis acknowledged that the event amplifies ECOFEPA’s deliberate resolve to consistently pursue the dreams of its founding Members and recommend for members of Parliament to track generational transfer of knowledge, skills and all it takes to tackle the challenges of the future ahead.

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In her address, the 2nd Vice President of ECOFEPA, Madam Gabriella Fernandes, commended the ECOWAS Commission for its outstanding support in enhancing the activities of the association to achieve its goals for women’s integration and empowerment in politics.

She said that the resources mobilized by the ECOWAS Commission will allow the association to host its upcoming symposium in Togo March 2023.

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Hon. Fernandes reiterated that the symposium will spark the beginning of efforts to launch their projects and synchronize activities in the areas of leadership and entrepreneurship, which have the propensity to boomerang and catapult women’s advancement into decision-making in the ECOWAS region.

Earlier, the Youth Representative for the West Africa Youth Assembly, Mamadu Djalo, said everyone is aware of the social pressure and barriers that women and youth face daily, in trying to climb up to the political power, and employed men in Africa who control the political powers, to ensure that such power is balanced.

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According to Djalo, Women and youth are very isolated for too long, and that there is need for the men to work together with both youth and Women to fill the sense of belonging, as the deliberation cannot be realistic without the participation of the youth and women.

She therefore called for the creation of a youth parliament in order to give them a voice.

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Again, one injured as container crushes bus in Oshodi

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By Francesca Iwambe

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A 20-ft container crushed a commercial bus in the Oshodi area of Lagos State on Wednesday afternoon, injuring a commercial bus driver.

It was gathered that this is the latest container-related accident experienced in the state in the space of three days.

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Eye witnessed confirmed that Wednesday’s accident at Oshodi was caused by a brake failure.

While the passengers in the bus were said to have escaped without an injury, the same could not be said of the bus driver whose degree of injury could not be ascertained as of press time.

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Eight people were crushed to death by a 20-ft container that fell off a truck in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Sunday.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the Ojuelegba tragedy, a 40-ft container fell off another truck in the Dopemu area of the state on Monday, causing traffic on the road.

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Breaking: Chairman, MiddleBelt Forum Commodore Dan Suleiman is dead

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Chairman MiddleBelt Forum, Commodore Dan Suleiman is dead.

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A source close to his family revealed to Naijablitznews.com that the Commodore suddenly fainted in his house and passed on.

Details shortly…

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