Mr Bolaji Anani, former National Financial Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and his supporters have defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) to work for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received them at the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Rally inside the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
Buhari said that his administration would continue to fight corruption and improve the country’s economy.
He also promised to support farmers across the country with soft loans to help them improve their produce.
“I want to assure you that after I have been sworn in, I will visit Cross River again to interact with the people,‘’ he said.
The National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, said that Buhari deserves a second term in view of his giant strides in office.
Oshiomhole blamed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for presiding over the ceding of the oil rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, adding that this had brought hardship on the people of Bakassi.
“Former President Obasanjo ceded Bakassi to Cameroon because he wanted to get a Nobel Peace Prize. But unfortunately for him, such prizes are not given to traitors.
“He ceded Bakassi and made residents in that area to become refugees in their homeland,’’ he said.
The APC governorship candidate in the state, Sen. John Owan-Enoh, assured President Buhari of bloc votes from Cross River on Feb. 16.
Owan-Enoh said that the broom revolution that started in 2015 would emerge victorious in 2019.
Mr John Ochalla, Acting Chairman of APC in the state, told the President that the massive turn out at the stadium shows the strength of the APC in the state and their willingness to vote for him at the polls.
“Mr President, I wish to bring to your notice that investors have been chased away in Cross River over multiple taxations by the PDP government.
“The Super Highway and Deep Sea Port projects are a monumental failure as both are still at ground breaking level with nothing to show for three years after,’’ he said.
Ochalla said that the desire for a change of leadership in the state was loud, adding that APC will sweep Cross River in 2019.
NAN reports that the U.J Esuene sport stadium was filled to capacity with support groups, party faithful and stakeholders cheering the President and his entourage.
In Pictures : President Muhammadu Buhari receives a delegation of the NUJ
Thursday , President Muhammadu Buhari received a delegation of the NUJ, led by its National President, Mr. Chris Isiguzo, at the State House, Abuja.
In Brief : This is Umueje-Aguleri Otu/Orient Oil fields bridge initiated by His Excellency Chief Willie M. Obiano.
This is Umueje-Aguleri Otu/Orient Oil fields bridge initiated by His Excellency Chief Willie M. Obiano.
This particular bridge will link up the visitors and the inhabitants of Ayamelum with Anambra East LGAs who before now either access the areas via Anaku or via Uzo Uwani in Enugu state. These agrarian communities who had never had any of such projects located in their area heaved sigh of relief and were very grateful to His Excellency Chief Willie M. Willie M Obiano for remembering them in infrastructural developments.
However, the governor also ordered that the roads would also be lit up with streetlights in order to fall in line with his ANAMBRA light up programme.
WILLIE IS STILL WORKING.
Chika Ibeneme contributed to this report
Photonews: Governor Obiano is a Prayer Answered for Ndi Anambra state.
This is Okongwu Street in Umueze village, Amawbia where asphalting of road project is currently ongoing .
The project covers about three different adjoining streets and are all being ashpalted simultaneously.
Jerusalem wasn’t the biggest and the most beautiful city in the world yet that was where the saviour was born.
Today, wonders of success / progress ever since the history of our state is been witnessed / experienced under H. E chief (Dr) Willie Obiano who is turning Anambra into Her real #lightofthenation
We are indeed happy and grateful to God for the gift of governor Obiano especially for his all inclusive governance and speedy distribution of democratic dividends to every part of the state.
2019 poll: Atiku, Wike Meet, Rescinds Decision
Ahead of the opening of his campaign today, Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar yesterday met with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, who resigned as the Southsouth co-ordinator of the campaign.
Atiku was begging Wike, assuring the governor that he will henceforth be involved in key campaign decisions.
The governor said he had no grouses against Atiku, but the leadership of the PDP which was trying to sideline him.
Wike may today rescind his decision to resign as the Southsouth Coordinator of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council.
Wike has ruled out leaving PDP, said a cabinet source.Atiku may also reconcile the leadership of the party and Wike on issues raised by the governor.
But Atiku’s Special Assistant, Public Communications, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, said: “The PCC is intact; there is no cause for alarm.”
He insisted that the purported resignation of Wike was “speculative”.
A source, who spoke in confidence, confirmed the meeting. He said: “Atiku and Wike met on Sunday (yesterday) in Abuja and they had fruitful and frank discussions. We are good to go with our campaign as from Monday (today).
“The governor used the opportunity to list his grouses against the leadership of PDP, especially the emerging trend of marginalising him in key decisions connected with the campaign.
“At the session, Atiku promised to address the challenges identified by Wike and he also assured him that he will facilitate a reconciliation with the party hierarchy.
“Atiku implored him to withdraw his purported resignation by putting the nation, 2019 poll battle and the interest of the party above other interests.
“Based in the soothing words from Atiku, the governor may today rescind his decision to resign as the party’s Southsouth coordinator.”
An executive council source in Rivers State, who spoke in confidence, said: “I have not been able to link up with the governor today but one thing is certain, Governor Nyesom Wike will not leave PDP no matter how rough the situation is.”
“The so-called deepening face-off between Atiku and Wike should be regarded as a mere cliche, figment of the imagination of the writers of such fiction, because there is nothing as such.
“ Governor Wike’s purported resignation as Southsouth PDP Presidential campaign co-ordinator is still in the realm of speculation.
“Wike is a solid and unshakable PDP leader. His contributions to the survival and sustenance of the party to become the formidable force it is today have been unsurpassed.
“As a total party man, his first priority in the 2019 election is to secure Rivers state for the PDP and he knows that with the Presidential election coming first, all hands must be on deck and no stone must be left unturned to ensure that the bandwagon effect of a PDP presidential election victory will flow into his own governorship election in March.
“However, should the speculation of his resignation as a regional campaign coordinator have any real meaning, then Governor Wike must have very good and impeccable reasons for his decision which must be in the overall interest of the party.”
Watch: Teni the Entertainer Compares Nigeria And Ghana
Teni the Entertainer in an Instagram post has opined that Ghana has left Nigeria behind.
According to her, she has been in Ghana in the last 24 hours and their electricity has not blinked, unlike Nigeria that is well known for power outage.
Mimicking someone in tears, she speaks in a mixture of Yoruba and English to deliver her message. She said the only comparison that should be made between the two neighbouring countries is their Jollof rice as it is clear Ghana is ahead of Nigeria in many ramifications.
She proferred the solution of 200 days fasting to solve Nigeria’s problem.
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In Pictures / Videos : Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Honours Chief Mrs Obiano with an honorary Doctorate Degree.
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2019: APGA On Course For More Victories – Aforka
An APGA Chieftain Chief Emeka Aforka says the structure of the party in Anambra will guarantee its victory in the State in the 2019 general elections.
He made the assertion while featuring in an ABS Radio and Television News and Current Affairs programme FACE THE PRESS in Awka.
Chief Aforka noted that the recent choice of a former Governor of the State as the running mate of a presidential candidate of a rival political party is not a threat to APGA in Anambra State, the South-East and North Central geopolitical zones respectively.
He explained that APGA primaries were the best conducted amongst political parties in the country pointing out that some members of the party who were aggrieved over the outcome of the primaries will soon be pacified.
Chief Aforka however enthused that APGA has effectively checkmated what he described as sabotage in Imo State, pointing out that the party will record landslide victory in the State in the forthcoming general elections.
In Pictures : Osinbajo in Liberia for SHEROES Forum
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, attended the international SHEROES Forum in Monrovia, Liberia on Wednesday, as Special Guest of Honour.
Liberian President George Weah was at the event, with Vice-President Jewel Howard-Taylor as the host.
Also former presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Joyce Banda of Malawi, as well as Joice Mujuru, former Vice President of Zimbabwe were among the dignitaries at the occasion.
News Pictures Of The Day : Ceremonial Parade and Fly Past to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration on October 1, 2018
Ceremonial Parade and Fly Past to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration at Eagle Square in Abuja on 1 October 2018.
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Ada is an award-winning food entrepreneur and investor. She was also a lead in the launch of the Youth Employment in Agriculture Program (YEAP) that supported the rise of a new cadre of food-entrepreneurs in Nigeria through training, mentorship and financing. Ada is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow.
In 2016, she was Entrepreneur of the Year and featured on Choiseul 100 Africa list consecutively from 2016 to 2018. She received the ‘Achiever in Agriculture’ Award and was on the 2014 Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa list. She is also a mentor on the Future Global Leaders Fellowship.
Uzodinma Iweala : CEO of The Africa Center in New York.
Uzodinma is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor. He is the CEO of The Africa Center in New York, promoting a new narrative about Africa and its diaspora through a focus on culture, policy and business. He is the author of three books: Beasts of No Nation (2005), a novel also adapted into a major motion picture; Our Kind of People (2012), a non-fiction account of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria; and Speak No Evil (2018), a novel about coming-of-age in Washington, D.C. His books have been mentioned by Time Magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Times and Rolling Stone. ‘Uzodinma Iweala completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University and he earned a medical degree at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.’
ENTER NIGERIA Winning Sunday with The Young Netpreneur for the Week :Ken Nwadiogbu @kennwadio
Ken Nwadiogbu (b. 1994) is a Nigerian born Multidisciplinary Artist, popularly known as KenArt, whose practice is primarily centered around hyper-realistic drawings and works on paper.
Nwadiogbu believes that the society speaks- This voice inspires his art, which evaluates, interrogates and challenges socio-political structures and issues within the society. In his reply to this society, he is able to inspire one or two people to also re-valuate their socio-political structures as we know it. The desire to change his society and the way people think is what drives him to create art every day. Gender equality, African cultures, and Black power are a few aspects of his current research and artistic practice.
Nwadiogbu was born in Lagos, Nigeria and holds a B.Sc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. His art career started in the university, and with no formal training, has pushed him to become one of the most interesting young contemporary artists from Nigeria, creating works that question life- calling out some of the problems and becoming very grounded in human consciousness..
Nwadiogbu has been featured in lots of local and international group exhibitions and fairs, including the Insanity exhibition, sponsored by Frot Foundation, in Omenka Gallery, Nigeria; the TMC’s It’s Not Furniture, curated by Winifred Okpapi; the Artyrama’s group exhibition curated by Mr Jess Castellote; Art X Lagos, sponsored by Artyrama Gallery, in Lagos, Nigeria; the Moniker Art Fair, sponsored by Creative Debuts, in Brooklyn, NYC; the Anti-Trump show organised in UK; the Afriuture Exhibition by Ramati Art Africa in association with Commonwealth Africa Summit, in Toronto, Canada; amongst many others. He has been televised and publicized on different platforms like Guardian Life, Tush Magazine, WIRED Magazine, Candid Magazine, Bored Panda, BBC, CNN, and more as well as inspiring and encouraging young creatives through public speaking appearances like TEDx. He co-founded Artists Connect NG, the largest Nigerian artist gathering that took place at Lekki Leisure Lake, in Lagos, Nigeria.
To Nwadiogbu, Art is indeed timeless, it is his solace and hiding place, a safe haven he has found to be devoid of restrictions, boxes and boundaries.