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Today's Headlines: Real Reason Obi Is My Hero–Wike; Obey S/Court Order, Gov. Diri Tells CBN

Real Reason Obi Is My Hero–Wike

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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has described Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, as the hero of the just-concluded February 25 presidential election.

Wike made the statement when he addressed a town hall with Igbo traders in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

He said despite Obi not having been declared the winner, his participation in the election ensured a southerner emerged as the President-elect.

According to Wike, Obi recorded victories where the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would have won, thereby retaining power in the North.

“In this election that we just did,” he said, “Obi is my hero, as far as I’m concerned. If he didn’t contest, power would have remained in the North,” he said.

Obey S/Court Order, Gov. Diri Tells CBN

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On Saturday, the Bayelsa Governor, Douye Diri called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to respect the judgment of the Supreme Court and ease the hardships of citizens caused by the Naira redesign policy.

The governor made the call in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Chief Ayibaina Duba, following a protest by state residents over the policy.

Diri appreciated the pains of the residents caused by the implementation of the Naira redesign policy and the Supreme Court ruling on the old N200, N500 and N1000 currency notes.

He urged the CBN to clarify the validity of the old Naira notes being reissued by banks after the Supreme Court judgment.

However, the governor urged the angry residents to be calm and not engage in acts that could jeopardise the peace of the state.

Nigeria’s Electoral Show Of Shame

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The conduct of the 2023 presidential/National Assembly polls on February 25 has once more stirred deep questions on the credibility and integrity of the Independent National Electoral Commission. A host of domestic and international observers agreed that the polls grossly fell short of minimum global standards. It is a shame that after seven election cycles, balloting in Nigeria remains riddled with inefficiency and tainted by accusations of result falsification, vote-buying, voter-suppression, calculated disenfranchisement, and violence.

Just like the previous general elections that were defiled by malpractices, Nigerians are traumatised by the first rounds of balloting in the 2023 election cycle. This is despite the introduction of enhanced technology tools—the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, and the INEC Result Viewing Portal—and repeated promises by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to bequeath clean elections to Nigeria. Clearly, they were empty promises.

Uzodimma Sacks Commissioner

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IMO State governor, Hope Uzodimma, has approved the immediate removal of the state Commissioner for Labour and Productivity, Chief Ford Ozumba.

The removal was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Owerri by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Declan Emelumba.

No reason was given for the removal of the commissioner who was directed to handover to the Permanent Secretary of the ministry with immediate effect.

Public sector workers in the state under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) embarked on industrial action on March 8 over alleged interference in the election of new state executives of the union.

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