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Today's Headlines: Akwa Ibom Senator Resigns From PDP; Former APC Chairman In Rivers Joins SDP

‘I can’t actualise my guber ambition here' - Akwa Ibom senator resigns from PDP

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Senator Bassey Albert, who represents Akwa Ibom's northeast, has left the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

The lawmaker stated in a letter to his ward chairman in the Ibiono Ibom LGA that "extensive" consultation with his followers led to his decision to leave the party.

According to him, his aspiration to become governor of the state cannot be actualised on the party’s platform.

Former APC chairman in Rivers joins SDP

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Golden Chioma, once the factional leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

In a Sunday evening exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Chioma, who cited the "poor reward system" as the reason he left the APC, revealed for the first time where he will be running for office.

He was the chairman of Magnus Abe’s faction of the APC in the state.

He, however, declined comments on whether Mr Abe, a governorship aspirant of the party, would join him in SDP where he can contest the 2023 governorship election.

Beside Mr Chioma, a former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Ibim Semenitari, has also announced her resignation from the APC.

We Need PDP To Take Over, People Want To Right The Wrongs - Funke Akindele

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“You need a party with a structure if you want to win, a viable party and you need PDP to take over.”

This is the assertion made on Thursday by the Lagos state deputy gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Funke Akindele during Channels Television’s flagship programme, Politics Today. 

Funke, a popular Nollywood actress and content creator was surprisingly picked as the running mate to Olajide Adediran who described her as large-hearted with a well-known history of service and advocacy.

However, the move by Adediran popularly known as Jandor has been greeted with much scepticism in many quarters.

JUST-IN: Inflation Rises To 18.6% In Nigeria

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Nigeria’s inflation rate rose higher in the month of June 2022 to 18.6 per cent, according to latest figure by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Compared to 17.71 per cent recorded in the previous month, the latest figure grew by 0.84 per cent points, also higher than the 17.75 per cent recorded in June 2021.

Nigeria’s inflation rate climbed to its highest level in 65 months (over 5 years), and the fifth consecutive monthly rise. The last time the inflation rate in Nigeria touched the 18.6 per cent ceiling was January 2017, when it stood at 18.72 per cent.

Heavy Gunshots In Osogbo As Army Arrests Asiri Eniba

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On Friday, there was a lot of gunfire at the Old Garage in Osun as the Army and thugs who were allegedly employed by Kazeem Oyewale, the chairman of the Oroki Branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Osogbo, engaged in gunfire.

According to reports, the Oyewale was eventually taken into custody following their gunfight with the agents.

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