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POLITICS

Four Major Candidates Who May Likely Emerge As PDP Flag Bearers For 2023 Presidency

The race for the 2023 PDP presidential ticket is now open for every interested candidate since the National Executive Committee failed to ratify the recommendations given by the zoning commitee led by governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Part of the recommendations was that the chairmanship position of the party will be zoned to the North and that would pave a way for the South to produce the next candidate for the party.

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Four Major Candidates Who May Likely Emerge As PDP Flag Bearers For 2023 Presidency

POLITICS

[Opinion] 2023 Southern Presidency: The Race Might Be Between The South West & South South

Initially, the Nigerian politics rested on a political tripod of WAZOBIA, a situation where the Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba represented the political space in Nigeria, but the South-South is now the third leg overthrowing the South East. That is why the South-South is not part of the secession noise.

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[Opinion] 2023 Southern Presidency: The Race Might Be Between The South West & South South

MILITARY

3 Things That May Happen in South-South As Army Commences Operation Still Water Ahead of Yuletide

The Nigerian Army has reportedly commenced Operation Still Water in Bayelsa state, and according to the army, the exercise will be held simultaneously in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Rivers State. The Commander of the 16 Brigade in Bayelsa State, Brig. Gen. Rotimi Awolo was at the commencement ceremony of the military exercise.

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3 Things That May Happen in South-South As Army Commences Operation Still Water Ahead of Yuletide

POLITICS

Governor Nyesom Wike Reveals 5 Resolutions Of The South-South Governors At A Meeting In Rivers State

Following up on the latest post on his official Facebook page, the governor of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has revealed the five-point resolution reached by the South-South governors in their meeting on Monday, October 4, 2021. Governor Wike, who hosted the other governors in the South-South region at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, made the revelation in a communique after the meeting.

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Governor Nyesom Wike Reveals 5 Resolutions Of The South-South Governors At A Meeting In Rivers State

EDUCATION

Past and Present Federal University Female VCs in The South-South

In Nigeria, vice chancellors (VC) are the chief executive officers of the universities. This position has largely been dominated by men because few women have got the privilege of heading federal universities in Nigeria. For instance only four women have been opportuned to head federal universities in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

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Past and Present Federal University Female VCs in The South-South

POLITICS

What Nigerians Should Expect As Southern Governors Launch Own Regional Security Outfit

Months after the South-East and South-West governors launched regional security outfits, the South-South governors on Monday approved the establishment of a joint regional security outfit to address insecurity in their region. Photo Credit: Peoples Gazette In a statement signed by the South-South leaders chairman, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, said, "Bearing in mind that most of the BRACED states have established their state security’s organs, we approved the regional security architecture, which will be launched very soon".

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What Nigerians Should Expect As Southern Governors Launch Own Regional Security Outfit

JUSTICE

VAT: The 5 South-South States That Have Decided To Back Nyesom Wike In The Supreme Court Suit

On the news today, South-South Governors Forum after an important Port Harcourt, Rivers state meeting on Monday 4th of October 2021, under the auspices of BRACED Commission have announced to join the Supreme Court suit by the Rivers State Government requesting that states and not the Federal Government, should obtain Value Added Tax (TAX).

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VAT: The 5 South-South States That Have Decided To Back Nyesom Wike In The Supreme Court Suit

MILITARY

Exercise Golden Dawn: What Nigerian Army Is Doing For Civilians In The East

On Monday, October 4, 2021, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, launched new operations of the Nigerian Army across the Southern region. Exercise Golden Dawn was launched in Enugu State to tackle insecurity in the South East, while Exercise Still Water was flagged off in the South-South and Exercise Enduring Peace was launched in the South West.

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Exercise Golden Dawn: What Nigerian Army Is Doing For Civilians In The East

POLITICS

Ayade Makes Fresh Appointments Barely 48 Hours After Missing The South-South Governors Meeting

On Monday, the South-South governors in Nigeria met at the government house in Port Harcourt to discuss issues bordering the region. They spoke on the Value Added Tax (VAT), issues bordering on the NDDC, security, and others. The Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade did not attend the meeting nor sent a delegate to represent him.

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Ayade Makes Fresh Appointments Barely 48 Hours After Missing The South-South Governors Meeting

EDUCATION

South-South Universities That Accept UTME Score Of 160 For 2021/22 Admission

Due to the low scores of candidates in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) many institutions in the South-South region of Nigeria have are set to admit candidates that score less than 200. Three of these universities have advertised admission cut off mark of 160.

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South-South Universities That Accept UTME Score Of 160 For 2021/22 Admission

POLITICS

Two Major Requests South-South Governors Made To FG During Their Meeting In Rivers Yesterday

During their meeting in Rivers state yesterday, the members of the South-South governors forum deliberated on a lot of issues affecting the region as a whole. During the meeting, the governors made two major requests to the federal government and that is what this article will focus on today.

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Two Major Requests South-South Governors Made To FG During Their Meeting In Rivers Yesterday

POLITICS

2023: Why South-West And South-South Might Not Support Igbo Presidency

The 2023 presidential election is less than two years away and politicking is getting more intense in the nation. Amongst the issues on the ground is the zoning of the presidency. While there is still debate between Northern Southern leaders on which region to produce the next president, the south-east, a geopolitical zone dominated by the Igbos, is calling for a president of igbo extraction.

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2023: Why South-West And South-South Might Not Support Igbo Presidency

POLITICS

How a South-South Governor Allegedly Imposed Sam Anyanwu On South East PDP as National Secretary Consensus Candidate

Photo Credit: Vanguard There is a crisis in the camp of the South-East wing of the Peoples Democratic Party as some Igbo politicians have rejected the emergence of Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the consensus candidate for the position of National Secretary. Those who disagree with the choice of Anyanwu include former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha and others.

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How a South-South Governor Allegedly Imposed Sam Anyanwu On South East PDP as National Secretary Consensus Candidate

POLITICS

VAT: South-South governors set to join Rivers and Lagos in suit against FG.

The South-South governors of Nigeria arising from its 'Braced governors' Council' meeting at the Rivers state government house, Port Harcourt held yesterday, 4th October, 2021 have agreed to join other regions to set up a regional security outfit amongst other resolutions. The governors, have backed their counterparts from Rivers and Lagos state on state collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) and vowed to join them in their suit against the Federal Government and Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS).

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VAT: South-South governors set to join Rivers and Lagos in suit against FG.

POLITICS

Two Pieces Of Advice Wike Gave To The South-South Governors On Issues Bordering The NDDC

The South-South governors had a closed-door meeting held at the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday, October 4, 2021. Several issues were raised in the meeting. They agreed to set up a regional security outfit, which according to them will be launched soon.

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Two Pieces Of Advice Wike Gave To The South-South Governors On Issues Bordering The NDDC

SOCIETY

Residents in South-South seek FG Intervention For High Cost Of Food and Cooking Gas

The ever-increasing cost of food items and cooking gas has made residents in South-South areas cry out for Federal Government intervention. Residents plead that the Government should curtail the high price of items by strategizing a proper economic recovery plan. They associated the high price of cooking gas with a lack of functional refineries.

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Residents in South-South seek FG Intervention For High Cost Of Food and Cooking Gas

POLITICS

3 Probable Reasons Why Gov. Ben Ayade Did Not Attend South-South Governors Meeting

Earlier today the South-South Governors Forum held its emergency meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. At the end of the meeting, the governors unanimously declared that they would be lending their support to Governor Nyesom Wike on the ongoing Value Added Tax (VAT) legal tussle against the federal government.

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3 Probable Reasons Why Gov. Ben Ayade Did Not Attend South-South Governors Meeting

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Today's Headlines: Oil Derivation Share Should Increase To 50%; Adeleke didn’t promise me private jet gift -Ooni

Photos Credit: Google South-South wants oil derivation share increased to 50% The six states in the South-South geopolitical zone have demanded the upward review of the oil derivation formula from the present 13 per cent to 50 per cent. Photos Credit: Punch Newspaper This was as the zone demanded a special status for Cross River State, following the ceding of the Bakassi Peninsula and several oil wells to Cameroon by the Federal Government.

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Today's Headlines: Oil Derivation Share Should Increase To 50%; Adeleke didn’t promise me private jet gift -Ooni

POLITICS

Why South-South Govs' resolution on VAT may provoke North to reject South presidency

The crisis over who has the right to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) between the Federal Inland Revenue(FIRS) and state governments has continued despite the earlier interventions to resolve the issue. Photo credit: Vanguard While the Lagos and Rivers State who started the fight for state administration of VAT have enacted laws in their respective state to back the collection of VAT, the other Southern states have continued to throw their weights behind them.

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Why South-South Govs' resolution on VAT may provoke North to reject South presidency

POLITICS

South-South governors launch regional security outfit

South-South governors have approved a joint regional security outfit, just like Amotekun and Ebube Agu of the south-west and south-east region, respectively. The five governors of the south-south states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Rivers took the decision at the meeting of the BRACED (south-south) Governors Council held at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday 4 October.

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South-South governors launch regional security outfit