3 Important Warnings Wike Issued To Northern Governors After They Rejected Power Rotation To The South
Photo Credit: Punch It is no longer news that the Northern Governors Forum has rejected the call for power shift to the South in 2023 by the Southern Governors Forum. The NGF described the clamour as unconstitutional, saying it does not align with the interest of the North.
Nigeria is no doubt a blessed country, with a population of over a 200million, and despite our political difference, culture, tribe, and race we have been able to cooperate to keep Nigeria together. We are blessed with people and leaders who can make our dreams come true and with time we'll achieve it.
Photo Credit: Today The security challenges in the South East appear to have worsened in the last few years as agitation for Biafra intensifies. The anger and anarchy in the region have been fuelled by the allegation of marginalisation and political exclusion levelled against the Federal government. Though the Federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has made frantic efforts to end the crisis by using force, not much has been achieved.
Photo Credit: Today Until a few weeks ago, analysts had predicted that former Osun State Governor Col. Olagunsoye Oyinlola was in pole position to emerge as the next National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. He was favoured because of his impressive track record as a former Governor and his depth of understanding in politics.
Photo Credit: Premium Times The People Democratic Party may have crossed a crucial milestone in the race for the 2023 presidential election following the ratification of its zoning committee report. The report recommended a Northern national party chairman. This has led to the emergence of Iyiorcha Ayu as consensus chairman.
Heavy downpour has led to a Heavy flood which forced people out of their home in Rumuibekwe community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of River State. The residents of the area have fled their homes because of this heavy flood that take over some parts of the community this morning.
Photo Credit: The Guardian In many quarters, River State Governor Nyesom Wike is considered one of the most powerful politicians in the Peoples Democratic Party. And he never shies away from wielding his powers. Governor Wike almost singlehandedly installed the former PDP National Working Committee Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus against the wishes of the party bigwigs.
Opinion: Why New Twist In PDP’s Zoning Formula May Favour Wike To Emerge as Party’s Presidential Candidate
Photo Credit: Premium Times The rumoured Presidential ambition of River State Governor, Nyesom Wike may have received a major boost following a recent report that the Peoples Democratic Party may have decided to throw the contest for its presidential ticket open. The twist in the zoning formula of the PDP was reported by Vanguard Newspaper citing top sources in the PDP camp.
Ex big brother naija reality star, Roseline Afije known by her stage name 'Liquorose' has officially unveiled her facebook handler via her official social media handle. The reality star who took to her facebook page revealed the identity of her facebook handler. Joel williams is a twenty-one years old content creator, writer and digital publisher from River State, Nigeria.
Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress and the main opposition Peoples Party have been trying to woo influential politicial players and power brokers to their folds to help them win the election. Photo credit: Vanguard The ruling All Progressives Congress appears to be winning on the current wave of defection across political parties.
Image credit: punchng.com "Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, I Don’t Care If Heaven Falls". “You don’t bully states like us. FIRS should be very careful. I have the political will to do a lot of things. If they continue to bully us, I will take all their offices in the state,”.
(Image of the President, Nigeria Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata. Image credit: punchng.com) The latest people to tackle the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS on the collection of Value Added Tax are the members of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, and some Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.
It's no more news that honorable Chisom Dike who is one of the River State House of Representatives members has Defected from the people's Democratic party to the All progressive Congress Ahead of 2023 general election. Honorable Chisom Dike is one of the outstanding River State lawmaker that is performing Well in the Nigerian House of Representatives.
Governor Nyesom Wike of River State, had reportedly disclosed that, no state in Nigeria is poor, nor lack resources to survive, It is their over-dependence on the Federal Government that has made some poor. According to him, every state has its own advantage and disadvantage, but development can occur if governors are able to judiciously make use of the advantage as well as resources in their states for the benefit of the citizens.
Over the past few hours, scenes of argument and violent protests have emerged from River State following the threat by Governor Wike to take over all offices of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in River State, if the government agency continues with its “bullying”.
It is no longer news that the issue of value added tax VAT has generated a lot of controversy in Nigeria since the Rivers state government took the issue to court. The State argued at the court that as a federating unit, the States according to the 1999, constitution as amended, should be in the rightful place to collect VAT, and not the federal government through the Federal in revenue Service FIRS.
Governor Wike has berated the Nigeria police, over their unkempt barracks. He expressed concern over the dirt in the barrack of these police men, he could not hide his feelings over the barrack speaking at police barrack omagwa local government area in Rivers State. Wike said that, ”I don’t know if it is a sickness in police officer, that anywhere they live, the place will be dirty.
The spokesman for the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) in Rivers State, Ogbonna Nwuke has given reasons on why he tendered resignation letter to resign from his position. Nwuke, in a letter dated 19th September, 2021, addressed to the Party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman of the State, stated that the reason for his decision to resign was strictly personal.
Taiwo Oyedele, (Fiscal Policy Partner and Africa Tax Leader at PwC) who was a guest on Channels TV on Politics Today on Wednesday revealed that Federal Government would not lose money if the position is sustained for States to start collecting VAT because last year the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) collected 1.53 trillion from VAT.
The Governor of River State, Nyesom Wike, has advised former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, against competing with the President ahead of the 2023 general elections under the ruling party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APC). Recall that recent rumours had it that the ruling party, APC, was trying to lure the ex-Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, to be their presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections, to which Jonathan has not yet reacted.