PDP’s NEC meeting rejects desecration of Nigeria’s democratic values

PDP’s NEC meeting rejects desecration of Nigeria’s democratic values

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried and rejected what it called the destruction of democratic institutions and values in Nigeria, with special reference to the independence of the legislature, politicization of the judiciary and compromising of the security and electoral institutions. This one of the resolutions taken today, Friday, January 17, 2020,at the end of the party’s 87th national Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja. The full text of the resolution which condemned the…

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Ihedioha speaks to Imo people on Supreme Court’s ruling – Full text of the address

Ihedioha speaks to Imo people on Supreme Court’s ruling – Full text of the address

Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha. STATEMENT FROM HIS EXCELLENCY, RT. HON. EMEKA IHEDIOHA, CON, ON THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON IMO STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION OF THE MARCH 9, 2019. JANUARY 15, 2020 My dear good people of Imo State, I address you today, following recent developments affecting our dear state, and in particular the Supreme Court judgment of 14thJanuary 2020.In my relationship with you as Governor of Imo, I had employed regular consultations and dialogue as…

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Media Rights Agenda calls on Kano State to abolish Committee on Media Conduct

Media Rights Agenda calls on Kano State to abolish Committee on Media Conduct

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. Lagos, Thursday, January 16, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today, Wednesday called on the Kano State Government to discontinue its move to establish a committee to address alleged professional misconduct and abuse of privilege by media organizations in the State, describing it as an unwarranted and politically motivated effort to restrict media freedom. In a statement issued in Lagos, MRA’s Programme Director, Mr. Ayode Longe, said the State Government’s…

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Play INEC rules to blackmailers distracting govt. with campaigns, Aniagwu, Ifeajika tell journalists

Play INEC rules to blackmailers distracting govt. with campaigns, Aniagwu, Ifeajika tell journalists

Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Delta’s Information commissioner, left, with the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olise Ifeajika. Journalists have been called upon to play up the rules that govern electioneering campaigns against those who have thrown caution and discipline to the winds by engaging in open electioneering campaign when the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC) has not blown the whistle for 2023 campaigns to start. Delta’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, made the…

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PDP accuses APC of hatred for Delta workers, brazen display of ignorance

PDP accuses APC of hatred for Delta workers, brazen display of ignorance

Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, aka Agenda, Delta PDP Publicity Secretary. Peoples Democratic Party (APC) in Delta state has accused the APC of “brazen display of ignorance and unbridled hatred for Delta State workers.” State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza stated this in a statement entitled: “Delta APC does not wish Delta Workers well- PDP,” in response to the opposition party’s criticism of the state government in its handling of the minimum wage for the…

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Minimum wage: APC accuses Delta Govt., labour leaders of hanky-panky against civil servants

Minimum wage: APC accuses Delta Govt., labour leaders of hanky-panky against civil servants

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has criticized what it called the “putrid interest of some few Labour in Delta State and agents of retrogression of Delta State Government”, all of whom it accused of engaging in “hanky-panky” over the welfare of the civil servants. State Publicity Secretary of the party, Barr. Sylvester Imonina made the claims in a statement entitled: Minimum wage: You have short-changed workers, Delta APC accuses Govt.”, the events…

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Amotekun: Southern, middle belt leaders urge S/W governors to ignore Malami

Amotekun: Southern, middle belt leaders urge S/W governors to ignore Malami

By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has urged the South West governors to ignore the directive of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on Amotekun. The minister had declared the South West security outfit as illegal but the group said the minister lack the power to go against the decision of elected governors. The leaders in a statement therefore described the statement of…

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FG goes against ‘Operation Amotekun’ in South West

FG goes against ‘Operation Amotekun’ in South West

Amotekun, new South West Security outfit. The Federal Government has declared the security outfit by South-West states known as Operation Amotekun as illegal. In a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu, the government said the establishment of Amotekun is not backed by any known law in the land. The statement reads in part: “The setting up…

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Okowa’s victory: God only reaffirmed what He decreed before 2015, says Nmalagu

Okowa’s victory: God only reaffirmed what He decreed before 2015, says  Nmalagu

Governor Okowa. The Supreme Court’s ruling affirming Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the duly elected governor of Delta State had been called an act of God, and a reaffirmation of God’s decree before 2015 Governorship Election, when he first ascended the office as the elected governor of the state. Making the assertion in his response to the ruling, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, who is the Board of Trustee (BOT) Chairman of Christian Community Platform, (CCP), and Presiding…

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British ambassador to Iran arrested in Tehran

British ambassador to Iran arrested in Tehran

Rob Macaire, British Envoy to Iran. Britain’s ambassador to Iran has been arrested in Tehran during protests outside a university, the UK Foreign office has said. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, said the arrest of Rob Macaire was a “flagrant violation of international law’’. He was detained for more than an hour before being released, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported. He is said to have been one of a number of individuals held on…

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