Wike, Amaechi at war over 'Igbo votes'
Governor Nyesom Wike has accused his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, of trying to instigate a war between the Igbo people living in Rivers and the indigenous population in his bid to sell the governorship candidate of his party, Tonye Cole, ahead of the March 18 election.
Source: P.M News
Wike spoke during the inauguration of the Akpabu-Egbeda-Omoku Link Road the n the Egbeda community of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on Friday. He was reacting to a recent meeting Amaechi had with the Igbo people in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.
The former minister of transportation had during the meeting urged Igbo people to vote for Cole, the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC. He promised that Cole will address the issue of property abandoned by Igbo people in Rivers during the civil war, but which they have been unable to reclaim to date if he is elected in the 18 March governorship election.
INEC chair, Yakubu must go – Melaye insists
One of the spokespersons for Atiku, Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Dino Melaye has insisted that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, must resign.
Source: Daily Post Nigeria
The former lawmaker gave the demand in a post via his Twitter handle on Saturday. Melaye’s call is coming against the backdrop of the threat of a lawsuit by Yakubu on the allegation that he rigged the presidential election by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Recall that the party had called for the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, to investigate the INEC boss over alleged manipulation of election results. The PDP said the call followed a further review of “the widely-condemned infractions, a brazen violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022, and criminal manipulation and alteration of election results”.
Kwara health workers demand better welfare
The Kwara State Chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Alhaji Aminu Shehu, has called on the state government to improve members’ welfare packages.
Source: Punch Newspapers
Aminu appealed on Saturday in Ilorin on the sidelines of a forum addressing the shortage of medical practitioners in the state. He also urged the state government to employ more health workers that would measure up with the increasing number of patients in the public health facilities. Aminu appealed on Saturday in Ilorin on the sidelines of a forum addressing the shortage of medical practitioners in the state.
He also urged the state government to employ more health workers that would measure up with the increasing number of patients in the public health facilities. According to him, there are only 700 nurses in the state and for them to be sufficient and efficient in discharging their work, the government must employ 3,000 more and also ensure a better welfare package.
FCT minister mourns as monarch dies, buried
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, on Friday led a delegation of FCT Administration officials, and traditional rulers to the funeral prayer for the late Etsu Yaba in the Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi.
Source: Punch Newspapers
Malam Bello, while offering prayers for the late monarch, described him as an upright leader who worked tirelessly for the well-being of members of his community during his lifetime. He said, “The late Etsu was a selfless leader because he never relented in pursuing projects which will bring development to his community and the entire FCT. We pray that God forgives his shortcomings and grants him Ajanna Firdaus.”
Also speaking, the Chairman of the FCT Traditional Council of Chiefs and Ona of Abaji, Adamu Yunusa, said the late Etsu was a peace-loving man, who made immense contributions to the development of the FCT. The Secretary of the FCT Area Councils Services Secretariat, Ibrahim Dantsoho, said the monarch passed away on Thursday night after a brief illness.
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