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Sen. Bukola Saraki : Full Press Statement As He Dump APC to PDP

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PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON,  ON JULY 31, 2018.


I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried for so long and did all that was humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution, to give opportunity for peace, reconciliation and harmonious existence.

Perhaps, more significantly, I am mindful of the fact that I carry on my shoulder a great responsibility for thousands of my supporters, political associates and friends, who have trusted in my leadership and have attached their political fortunes to mine. However, it is after an extensive consultation with all the important stakeholders that we have come to this difficult but inevitable decision to pitch our political tent elsewhere; where we could enjoy greate…

Governor Wike commends Saraki, Ahmed for defecting to PDP | Megafetch

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▪Says APC Federal Government's intimidation technique will fail





Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has congratulated Senate President Bukola Saraki and Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed for their courage to defect to PDP despite the intimidation and harassment of the APC Federal Government.
According to the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media on 31st July, 2018. Stated that Governor Wike further declared that the harassment and  intimidation technique deployed by the APC Federal Government emboldens PDP leaders across the country to stand firm against tyranny, dictatorship and failed governance.

Addressing journalists on the defections of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed on Tuesday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the level of impunity under the APC  Federal Government surpasses what was obtainable during the Military Administration.

"I salute the Senate President Bu…

EFCC Begins Investigation Of Governor Fayose, Wife And Top Aides | Megafetch

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the investigation of Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, his wife, Feyisetan Fayose, and his top aides, TheCable can report.

Others being investigated include Lere Olayinka, spokesperson to the governor; Toyin Ojo, the state’s commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state’s accountant general.

Sources in the know of the investigation reveal that the anti-graft agency is attempting to nail the governor, his wife, and members of his cabinets on allegations of money laundering and abuse of office
Some of the letters seen by TheCable, dated July 20, 2018, and addressed to the managing director and the chief compliance officer of Access Bank Plc reveal that EFCC is also investigating the governor for abuse of office.

The EFCC listed four Access Bank accounts being run by “Ayodele Peter Fayose”, and about five accounts in the same bank, being run by “Feyisetan Helen O. Fayose”, believed to be the wife of the governo…

Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa resigns, leaves APC for PDP | Megafetch

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Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned. He has also renounced his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and had crossed over to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Ibeto was reported to have arrived Nigeria from Pretoria on Sunday and on Monday morning, he handed over his letter of resignation at the Ministry of External Affairs. Our correspondent could not confirm if the envoy saw President Muhammadu Buhari before returning to Minna on Monday evening. Ibeto was a deputy governor of Niger State on the platform of PDP. Checks revealed on Tuesday that Ibeto have left Minna for his home town of Ibeto in Magama Local Government Area of the state. According to sources, the former deputy governor was received by over 1,000 supporters on his way to Ibeto. Our correspondent gathered that while in Ibeto, the ex-ambassador would first resign his membership of the APC and assume PDP membership. A source close to the form…

Photos: Fire outbreak at Ecobank headquarters in Lagos | Megafetch

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Photos from fire outbreak at Ecobank headquarters in LagosThere was a fire outbreak at the Ecobank headquarters on the Victoria Island in Lagos on Tuesday.

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BREAKING: Court stops swearing-in of new Imo Deputy Gov, Ekenze

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High Court in Owerri stops the swearing-in of Callistus Ekenze, Head of Civil Service of Imo, as Deputy Governor of the state. Details later…

PDP to Oshiomhole: Stop Acting Like an Attack Dog | Megafetch

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, to stop behaving like an attack dog.

This contain In the press statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan. National Publicity Secretary. On 28th July 2018.

It stated that PDP notes with utter dismay that Oshiomhole,  since assuming office as chairman of the factional APC, had abandoned the path of wisdom expected of him and has become noisy, loquacious, rapacious and completely immodest in all his actions and utterances.

If Oshiomhole had limited his childish abuses to President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he dismissed as indolent, ineffectual and condoning indiscipline; or to the ministers of their incompetent government, whom he wholesomely described as dishonourable; the governors left in his faction, whom he said are undeserving of return tickets in 2019; and members of his faction, who he had rendered directionless, the PDP would have ignored his att…

Defections were due to the failure of the APC Federal Government says Governor Wike | Megafetch

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the recent  gale of defections that hit the All Progressives Congress (APC ) were due to the fact that the APC Federal Government has failed Nigerians.
In the statement made on 28th July 2018 by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media. Simeon Nwakaudu.

Also read: Stop your campaigns for my re-election for now, Buhari tells Supporters | Megafetch

Stated the executive Governor Of Rivers State. Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike-con. declared that the APC Federal Government runs on vindictiveness, intimidation and illegality, whilst denying Nigerians the dividends of democracy.


Addressing journalists after projects inspection on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Governor  Wike stated that more high profile  defections are in the offing across the  country.


The Governor said: "Politics is all about alignments and re-alignments. We expected these defections  , knowing that the ruling  party at the National …

Stop your campaigns for my re-election for now, Buhari tells supporters | Megafetch

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged his supporters across the country to halt their current campaigns for his re-election. He said such activities at this time could amount to jumping the gun since the Independent National Electoral Commission has timetable for the electoral process. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said this in a statement made available to journalists. Buhari said he appreciated his supporters’ enthusiasm which he said borne out of their desire to garner support for an administration that is actuated by nothing else, other than service for motherland. He told them that there would be ample opportunity for them to showcase his administration’s achievements and campaign for him when the time comes. The statement read, “It has been observed that some fervent supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari have begun what may be interpreted as political campaigns in their advocacies and advertisements in the mass media. “…

Miyetti Allah replies Gowon : We are not criminals, police cannot invite us | Megafetch

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The National coordinator Of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria. Gololo angrily Replied The former military head. Gen.  Gowon  (retd) over his statement on describing them as criminals. And should be called for questioning. 

The National Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, has described the call for the interrogation of the leadership of Miyetti Allah by former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), over killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen as uncalled for and unbefitting of an elder statesman. He said the former head of state was only speaking for the people of the Middle Belt, adding that the killings were not limited to the region. READ ALSO: Gov. Dankwambo : No amount of lies, intimidation can deter me | Megafetch

Gowon, had last week in Makurdi, condemned the killings in the Middle Belt, demanding that Miyetti Allah leaders be invited for questioning. But the Miyetti Allah leader in…

Buhari’ll win in Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi even on sickbed – Amaechi

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The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday claimed that the governors of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed respectively, would leave the All Progressives Congress.


Amaechi also claimed that Tambuwal had presidential ambition, and that President Muhammadu Buhari would win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections even if he (Buhari) is taken to the states “on a sick bed”.
READ ALSO: Rivers Youths Protest To State Police Command Over Alleged Threats By SARS Operatives To Murder Gov. Wike's Aide
The minister told journalists that although he did not wish to speak about political matters, he was sure that despite the defection by the APC members at the National Assembly, the party would win the 2019 presidential election. When told that the APC might be heading for a collapse considering the gale of defection in the party, the minister said, “That’s according to you. Look, you are not a politician so you can’t be com…

Gov. Dankwambo : No amount of lies, intimidation can deter me | Megafetch

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Gombe state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo says he has all it takes to serve in whatever capacity the people of Nigeria and his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) consider fit for him.


He therefore dismissed as ‘fake news’ reports that suggest he will turn don PDP presidential ticket if offered to him saying no amount of blackmail and falsehood will deter him from answering the call to service.
In a press statement Friday July 27th, 2018. signed by his Senior Special Assistant, Press, Junaidu Usman Abubakar, the governor also stated that he never at any time said eligible northerners will vote for Buhari as there was no basis for him to say that in view of the fact that he remains a staunch and unshakable PDP member.

“The assertion is false, baseless, unfounded and is strictly the work of mischief makers who will look for any silly way to malign Governor Dankwambo. The governor never made such assertion anywhere in the world.”

The statement however said governor Dankwam…

Proposed Revival of South-South Ports: A Case of Cheating Does Not Pay | Megafetch

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By Simeon Nwakaudu

On the streets of Nigeria there is a popular saying, "cheating does not part". This saying is open to different interpretations. But the most prevalent interpretation being that in the long run, it is unprofitable to continue to defraud others for selfish gains.

The situation enroute Apapa Port  is disheartening. But it is a classical case of cheating does not pay. It is a case of the deliberate economic strangulation of other parts of Nigeria to the advantage of Lagos State.

We must be courageous to say the truth,  no matter whose ox is gored. Over the years, successive economic  administrators have castrated the ports in the South-South region, citing lame excuses for  their actions.

Today, the consequences  of their criminal manipulation is staring them in the face.

I read that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State begged the Federal Government  to revive existing Ports in other states of the federation so as to bring about permanent solution to the…

Buhari Presidency Now A Citadel Of Liars

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The National Publicity Secretary Of The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  Comrade Kola Ologbondiyan issued a Press Statement on 27th July 2018, Criticised the President MBuhari on his efforts in becoming a citadel of lairs,


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Buhari presidency has become a citadel of liars where deceptive lies are churned out daily to beguile Nigerians.

The party was reacting  to a presidency statement credited to the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, claiming that members of the National Assembly, who reunited and those who joined the PDP have agreed to work for Buhari in the 2019 election.

Dispelling the submission as a hallucination of a failing government, the PDP said the Buhari presidency has become so jittery over its imminent loss of the 2019 election that it now recourse to bare-faced lies and childish blackmail.

The PDP said such will not save the disintegrating All Progressives Congress (APC) from drown…

Rivers Youths Protest To State Police Command Over Alleged Threats By SARS Operatives To Murder Gov. Wike's Aide | Megafetch.

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SARS Operatives Threat to Kill Governor Wike's Aide: Rivers Youths Protest to State Police Command


Rivers Youths on Thursday took to the streets to protest alleged threats by operatives of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to murder the Senior Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Social Media, Mr Marshal Obuzor.

The SARs Operatives last Monday around Popular Mandela Car Wash at the  Old GRA, Port Harcourt cornered Mr Marshal Obuzor, manhandled him and used machetes and rods to inflict injuries on him.

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The  SARs Operatives led by one Sergeant Clever Kporoko further assaulted Marshal Obuzor and left him with a ruptured ear. Medical Examinations by consultants at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital indicate that Mr Obuzor will require surgical procedures in France to correct the ruptured ear.


On Thursday monday, youth professionals  from across Rivers State  gathered at the Port Harcourt City Local Government Secretariat where th…

PDP Welcomes Ortom, Urges Others to Return 'Home'

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) warmly welcomes Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, back to our fold and urges all its members in APC to return back 'home' and salvage the nation.

The PDP hails Governor Ortom for showing patriotic courage and boldness in these times of brazen dictatorship.

The return of the Governor to PDP confirms the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) do not have the welfare of Nigerians at heart, as they have continually offer flimsy excuses over the mindless killings that have caused untold sorrows across the country, particularly, Benue State.

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PDP recalls that the Buhari-led federal government has failed in its basic responsibility of protecting live, property,  territorial integrity of our nation.

Painfully,  Nigerians  are being slaughtered in Benue, Taraba, Plateau,  kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, nearly on daily basis.

The party also recall how the APC-led Buhari administrat…

DEMOCRACY IS TAKING SHAPE IN NIGERIA SAYS GOVERNOR WIKE | MEGAFETCH

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the mass defections at the National Assembly indicate that democracy  is now taking shape in the country.

According to the Special Assistant to the Rivers State,Electronic Media. Simeon Nwakaudu. On 24th July, 2018. Stated that Governor Wike said that the  defections from the All Progressive Congress (APC ) to the PDP shows the direction  the country is headed in 2019.

Wike spoke on Tuesday during the Celebration of 40years of Legal Practice of Hon. Onueze Okocha (SAN) by Okpo Club of Nigeria (Association of Ikwerre Lawyers Worldwide) and the Inaugural Okpo Club Awards on Tuesday .

He said: "Democracy is taking shape in Nigeria.  I hope you are aware that  the PDP has taken over the Senate.

"We are like going  to take over at the House of Representatives ".

Governor Wike described the day as a happy day, saying all Nigerians must continue to work towards a development oriented Government next year.

On the Cele…

[Pictures] Gunmen attack Melaye as hoodlums barred projects inauguration

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The Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Thursday escaped assassination as gunmen opened fire on his convoy in Ayetoro-Gbede, Ijumu local government area of the state.


The gunmen, who were allegedly in police uniform and the Special Anti  Robbery Squad (SARS) uniform were said to have attacked the senator on his way from Yagba axis of the district.
Eyewitness account said the people had barricaded the road from Mopamuro to Ayetoro with six Hilux vehicles belonging to the police and the joint task force. It was gathered that on sighting convoy of the senator on his return from the inauguration of projects in Yagba federal constituency, the gunmen opened fire on the black G Wagon Mercedes Benz conveying Melaye.
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The development led to pandemonium in the community as the people in the convoy allegedly abandoned their vehicles and scampered for safety. It was also learnt that hoodlums had in the morning prevented the lawmaker from entering Isanlu, h…