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Politics / CORRECTION: Anambra Guber Election In Ihiala LGA To Hold On Nov 9, Not Nov 13 by Upritman(m): 7:33am On Nov 08
An earlier thread with source from the New Telegraph had erroneously reported that the governorship election in Ihiala LGA will hold On November 13.


Read the correction below;

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the governorship election in Anambra State as inconclusive.

This follows alleged irregularities discovered in most communities in Ihiala Local Government Area which has 148,407 registered voters.

The declaration was made in the early hours of Monday, around 12:20 a.m by the state Returning Officer for the election, Florence Obi, the vice-chancellor of University of Calabar.

Mrs Obi said; “Based on constitutional provision and consideration of the Electoral Act as well as the revised regulations and guidelines for the conduct of elections issued by the commission, supplementary election is indicated for Ihiala Local Government Area,” the state returning officer.

She added that the constitution provides for a candidate to secure both the highest number of votes cast and 25 per cent of votes cast in at least two-third of the local government areas of the state to declare the winner.

“Therefore, it is important to complete the election in Ihiala to make this determination,” she said.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that on Sunday, Mr.Ahmadu Umar, the Collation Officer in charge of Ihiala Local Government had announced that there was no election in the council area on Saturday due to the activities of some politicians who tried to rig the election.

It was further gathered that the election has been rescheduled to hold on Tuesday, November 09, 2021.

The INEC Official also warned trouble makers to steer clear of all the venues where the election will hold in the Ihiala Council area.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that Prof.Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has so far scored a total of 103,946 votes and won the election in 18 out of the 21 local government areas of the state.

Valentine Ozigbo of the PDP and Ifeanyi Uba of the YPP won in one local government area respectively.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/inec-declares-anambra-election-inconclusive-shifts-election-in-ihiala-lga-to-nov-09/

Politics / Anambra Poll: APGA Council Chairman, 10 Ward Chairmen Defect To APC by Upritman(m): 8:47am On Nov 05
Politics Hub Nigeria

The Chairman of Awka North Local Government Area under the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Hon. Uzoma Mbonu, 10 ward chairmen, and other members of their executive have defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State.

This is coming less than 48 hours to the governorship election in Anambra State.

The defectors were received into the APC by the governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba at an event which was held at Central School, Ebenebe, in Awka North LGA.

Uba. who assured residents of Awka, the state capital, that his administration will restore the original master plan of the town, if elected on November 6 also decried the deplorable state of infrastructure across Awka Municipal, saying: “Awka has been robbed of its glory by previous administrations in the state.”

According to Him, none of the previous administrations has paid meaningful attention to the development of the state capital and the satellite towns around it.

He said: “It is sad to note that more than 30 years after the creation of our dear state, our capital town is not reflective of who we are as Ndi Anambra.

“Although we are nationally and internationally regarded as an educationally advantaged state with innovative and industrious citizens to boot, the neglect of our capital town of Awka, especially by the outgoing Governor Willy Obiano administration, remains a poor reflection of who we really are.

“Besides the last-minute attempt by the APGA government to hoodwink our people with an airport project, Governor Obiano, in seven years, did not construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate any road in the capital city.”

“Yet, Awka, by reason of its status as the capital of Anambra State, remains our common heritage and so deserves close attention year in, year out.

“But because of Governor Obiano administration’s refusal to develop Awka Municipal, infrastructure in the state capital has collapsed, leaving residents spending endless man-hours on avoidable traffic congestion.

“As your governor, I will make Awka a focal point of my administration. And in doing so, we shall develop the satellite communities as a strategic plan to decongest Awka town and make it really livable.”

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that a United States-based research and political risk consultancy firm, Hallmark International Consulting Company, has tipped Senator Andy Uba to win the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.

His candidature has enticed many top politicians to defect to the APC. It is unclear if these defections will translate into his eventual victory on Saturday.

(c) https://www.politicshubng.com/anambra-poll-apga-council-chairman-10-ward-chairmen-defect-to-apc/

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Politics / Full List Of Winners From PDP Elective National Convention In Abuja by Upritman(m): 7:56am On Oct 31
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has concluded its elective national convention which was held in Abuja with Senator Iyorchia Ayu, elected National Chairman.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that other members of the next National Working Committee of the PDP were declared by the Governor of Adamawa State and Chairman of the Convention Organising Committee, Ahmadu Fintiri, in the early hours of Sunday.

About 3,600 delegates voted for new members of the NWC of the PDP at the convention.

The announced results of the election are as follows:

Adamu Kamale, Deputy National Financial Secretary - Unopposed
Timothy Osadolor, Deputy National Youth Leader - Unopposed
Hajara Yakubu Wanka, Deputy National Women Leader - Unopposed
Adbulrahaman Mohammed,Deputy National Auditor - Unopposed
Okechukwu Osuoha, Deputy National Legal Adviser - Unopposed
Ndubuisi David, Deputy National Treasurer - Unopposed
Ibrahim Abdullahi, Deputy National Publicity Secretary - Unopposed
Sen. Ighoyota Amori - Deputy National Organising Secretary - Unopposed
Mohammed Suleiman with 3072 votes defeated Usman Elkudan who scored 207 to emerge National Youth Leader
Prof. Effa Atoe, National Women Leader - Unopposed
Kalaludeen Adeyemi Ajibade, National Legal Adviser - Unopposed
Okechukwu Osuoha..Deputy National Legal Adviser - Unopposed
Okechukwu Obiechina Daniel, National Auditor - Unopposed
Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary - Unopposed
Umaru Bature, National Organising Secretary - Unopposed
Daniel Woyengikuro, National Financial Secretary - Unopposed
Ahmed Mohammed, National Treasurer - Unopposed
Setonji Kosoedo, National Deputy Secretary - Unopposed
Sen Samuel Anyanwu, National Secretary - Unopposed
Umar Iliya Damagun defeated Inna Ciroma with 2, 222 votes to emerge Deputy National Chairman North. Inna Ciroma had just 365 votes.
Amb. Taofeek Arapaja won with 2004 votes to defeat Olagunsoye Oyinlola who got 705 votes to emerge as Deputy National Chairman -- South.

The new PDP Chairman said that the party is back to take back power from the All Progressives Congress.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/full-list-of-winners-from-pdp-elective-national-convention-in-abuja/

Politics / Anambra Guber: Chukwuma Umeoji Defects To APC by Upritman(m): 3:53pm On Oct 30
A former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the upcoming governorship election in Anambra State, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, was received into the APC by the Yobe State Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, on Friday.

In a statement signed by Mamman Mohammed, Gov.Buni was quoted to have said;
“APC will stand for you and your supporters, and protect your political interests at all times.
“You will enjoy every privilege enjoyed by every member of the party”.

Gov.Buni also urged the Hon.Umeoji and his supporters to work for the success of the APC in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.
“We expect you to be part of the success story in the coming Anambra election as our victory in the election is getting much more clearer every day”.

He added that the people of Aguta federal constituency will be carried along in the decision of their representative into the Nigeria project which will later attract more federal presence to the constituency.

Also speaking, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, pledged his loyalty, that of his political associates and the people of his constituency to the APC.
“We shall contribute to the success awaiting the party in the Anambra election.
“We are part of the Nigeria project and will from now henceforth work and defend the interest of APC at all levels”, he assured.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji had earlier emerged as the governorship candidate of APGA in Anambra State from the Jude Okeke faction of the party and was recognised and accepted by INEC.

However, upon the judgement of the Supreme Court affirming the APGA Chairmanship of Chief Victor Oye and the APGA Governorship candidature of Prof.Charles Soludo, Hon.Umeoji's name was removed by INEC.

Hon.Umeoji is the current lawmaker representing Aguata Federal Constituency of Anambra State.

(c) https://www.politicshubng.com/anambra-guber-former-apga-governorship-candidate-defects-to-apc/

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Politics / Rejoinder: The Man Wearing A Tinubu 2023 Polo Not A Rivers Commissioner by Upritman(m): 3:42pm On Oct 26
My attention was this afternoon drawn to a post by someone on this thread > https://www.nairaland.com/6821230/rivers-commissioner-justice-wore-tinubu >, in which the person had claimed that the Rivers State Commissioner of Justice in Rivers State was the one wearing a polo with inscriptions in support of Bola Tinubu becoming the president of Nigeria in 2023.
That is absolutely FALSE, FAKE and MISLEADING.
The person with the Tinubu Polo there is Barr.Worgu Boms, a former Commissioner of Justice under the Rotimi Amaechi administration and not Prof.Zaccheus Adangor, the incumbent commissioner under Gov.Wike.
The said Mr.Boms has long lost friendship with Amaechi, especially in 2018 when he pitched his political tent to Senator Magnus Abe.
He is one of the key personalities in the camp of Senator Abe whose case in court denied APC the chance of contesting the 2019 general elections in Rivers State and currently leads a faction of the APC in Rivers State.
Mr,Boms is also the Rivers State Steering Committee Chairman of the 2023 Pro-Tinubu Group. It was during his recent inauguration that he was given the said polo, after which he later visited his principal who just returned from abroad to brief him.
As at today, no current commissioner under Gov.Wike can dare to wear a polo or face cap in support of APC's Tinubu.
Recall that Gov.Wike had even vowed not to support his benefactor, former President Goodluck Jonathan if he defects to the APC and flies their 2023 presidential ticket.
Even wearing that of Atiku of the same PDP can land any commissioner who dares it in regrettable troubles. More so, at a time when Gov.Wike is seriously interested in the 2023 presidency.
Finally, while people are entitled to their over-zealousness, it is important that MODs on Nairaland take to the required due diligence so as to ensure that people are not misinformed or misled via this very important platform.
Thank you.

(c) A Concerned Rivers Son.

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Politics / Two Lawmakers Dump PDP, Defect To APC In Anambra by Upritman(m): 11:22am On Oct 07
Two lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Anambra State House of Assembly, have dumped the party and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Politics Hub Nigeria gathered that the lawmakers include; Mr Onyebuchi Offor (Ekwusigo Constituency), and Mr Douglas Egbuna, (Onitsha North l Constituency).

Their joint defection was announced at plenary on Wednesday.

Offor, who until his defection was the Minority Leader of the House, said that he consulted widely with his family and mentor on his decision to move from PDP to the APC.

“It is time I join the party at the centre so that my constituents can feel and experience the presence of the ruling party,” he said.

Also Hon.Egbuna said that he defected to the APC after several consultations with his constituents.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Uche Okafor, who congratulating the defected lawmakers, wished them well in their new party.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that four lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in the state Assembly, had on September 21, also defected to the APC.

Currently, the APC has six members, PDP has four members, while APGA has 20 members in the Assembly.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/two-lawmakers-dump-pdp-defect-to-apc-in-anambra/

Politics / Almost A Year After Reelection, Gov.obaseki Finally Nominates Commissioners by Upritman(m): 4:37pm On Sep 28
Nearly a year after his reelection and subsequently running the government without a cabinet, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has finally nominated commissioners.

Gov.Obaseki's delay in setting up his cabinet had elicited viral condemnations including a rumoured defection plot by his deputy who was aggrieved by the delay.

However, the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, on Tuesday, announced the names of the newly appointed commissioners.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that the Commissioner-nominees include;

Oluwole Osamudiamen Iyamu
Obehi Akoria
Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe;
Osaze Ethan Uzamere
Monday Osaigbovo.
Marie Edeko
Joseph Eboigbe
Moses Agbukor
Isoken Omo
Andrew Emwanta
Otse Momoh-Omorogbe

The SSG added that their appointments were subject to the approval of the Edo State House of Assembly.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that Gov.Obaseki had said He was taking his time to accommodate the political interests of those who joined him from the APC to the PDP as well as the members of his new party.

The Governor who was screened out of the APC Primaries ahead of the governorship poll, had defected to the main opposition PDP then and emerged victorious in the keenly contested election.

In a similar development, Gov.Obaseki has also reappointed Crusoe Osagie, as his spokesman and Ajose-Adeogun as his Special Adviser, Strategy, Policy, Projects and Performance Management.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/almost-a-year-after-reelection-gov-obaseki-finally-nominates-commissioners/

Politics / Reno Omokri Supports Northern Governors, Says "Power Should Remain In North" by Upritman(m): 2:18pm On Sep 28
Former Presidential Aide, Reno Omokri, has supported the recent position of Northern Governors against the compulsory demand for a Southern President in 2023.

Omokri, in a tweet on Tuesday joined his voice to the debate saying that power should remain in the north.

According to him, the North claiming the 2023 presidency will teach Southerners how to unite. He lamented how some Southerners in 2015 betrayed their own, former President Goodluck Jonathan and supported Muhammadu Buhari, who later won the poll.

“I support Northern Governors’ rejection of power shift to the South. Let power remain in the North after 2023 to teach Southerners the power of unity.

“Southerners united with Northerners to betray an innocent Southerner in 2015 and expect Northerners to trust them?”

“The Presidency should remain with the North until Southerners learn unity. Traitors are by their nature unreliable. If they can betray one so close to them to you, they can also betray you to others. Look at FFK. No Northerner can ever exhibit such a trait! Tueh!, he tweeted.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that Northern Governors Forum on Monday had condemned calls by Southern Governors for a-must-power shift to the south in 2023.

(c) https://www.politicshubng.com/reno-omokri-supports-northern-governors-says-power-should-remain-in-north/

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Politics / Gov.wike Borrows N25bn To Finance Key Infrastructure In Rivers State by Upritman(m): 5:18pm On Sep 27
Governor Nyesom Wike is to borrow the sum of N25Billion to finance key infrastructure in the State.

This follows the granting of an approval to secure the N25Bn Loan by the Rivers State Executive Council.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that the loan will be used to finance infrastructure including the construction of the 27km Chokocho-Igbodo Road, Oyigbo-Afam Road, Nabo Graham-Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School, the Judicial Institute, New Magistrate Courts and the Rumuokwurusi-Elimgbu Flyover.

It was further gathered that the loan has a repayment period of 18 months and is to be repaid before the end of the Gov. Wike's administration.

Specifically, the borrowed sum would be deducted from October 2021 to April 2023 at a monthly rate of N1,547,874,350.66 against the State's Internally Generated Revenue.

Gov.Wike, a strong critic of President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC, had at various times condemned the excessive borrowings by the current Federal Government.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/gov-wike-borrows-n25bn-to-finance-key-infrastructure-in-rivers-state/

Politics / Senator Odey Dumps PDP, Defects To APC In Cross River by Upritman(m): 2:35pm On Sep 27
Senator Steven Odey of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State has defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

The former lawmaker representing Cross River North in the National Assembly defected at an event in his ward- Yache in Yala local government area of Cross River State at the weekend.

Odey, who defected with many of his supporters was received into the APC by the Deputy Governor Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, who represented Governor Ben Ayade, APC Acting Chairman Sen. Matthew Mbu Jnr, Commissioners, Local Government Council Chairmen and other top government functionaries.

Speaking at the event, Senator Odey said his decision to join the ruling APC was for the interest of the people he is serving because service to the people is not about the political party one belongs.

He said; “My policy and my lifestyle is to serve my people and not for my selfish gains.”

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that Senator Odey was in August sacked by a judgement of Appeal Court and replaced with Senator Jarigbe A. Jarigbe, still of the PDP over wrong nomination.

He had spent barely nine months in the Senate before his sack.

His defection was long speculated since He is believed to be a long ally of Gov.Ben Ayade.

(c) https://www.politicshubng.com/senator-odey-dumps-pdp-defects-to-apc-in-cross-river/

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Politics / We Will Deploy Everything In Our Arsenal To Ensure Victory For APC In Anambra by Upritman(m): 6:46pm On Sep 25
We Will Deploy Everything In Our Arsenal To Ensure Victory For APC In Anambra - Senator Oduah

The lawmaker representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Senator Stella Oduah has vowed to work with others in deploying all in their political arsenal to ensure that the All Progressives Congress, APC, wins the upcoming governorship election in Anambra State.

Senator Oduah who stated this during the APC stakeholders meeting in Awka, the state capital on Saturday, boasted that no person or political party can stop the APC from winning the November 6 governorship election.

The former Minister also promised to deliver the zone (Anambra North) to APC and its governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba during the election.

Senator Oduah who had recently defected from PDP to the APC was represented at the meeting by Princess Nwaka Ononuju.

While calling on all APC Leaders and aggrieved persons to close ranks for the party’s victory, Senator Oduah said they were not leaving anything to chances in delivering Uba at the poll.

She said; “We are committed to deploying everything in our arsenal to ensure victory for the APC in Anambra North come November 6(2021) and this is not a contest I take lightly, as I have immense respect and confidence in the ability of Senator Andy Uba to turn, and position, Anambra to a state every Anambrarian can be proud of.

“That being said, I am making a personal commitment to ensure victory for our great party and the work has already begun, in the way and manner our various support groups, NGOs and teeming supporters spread across the length and breadth of Anambra North have already been deployed in a massive polling unit to polling unit campaign drive.”

” For far too long, Anambra has been unfortunate to have political parties at the helm of its affairs that are alien to governments at the centre, which invariably meant that the dividends of democracy that should accrue to it, have not really trickled down as they should.

“We have been too disconnected from the centre, to the point where everything we ever got were either through the personal efforts of individuals like Senator Andy Uba, our party candidate, or an almost slavish arrangement that meant we had to go cap in hand(begging).”

“Come November 6, 2021, the APC shall take centre stage in Agu Awka.”

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/we-will-deploy-everything-in-our-arsenal-to-ensure-victory-for-apc-in-anambra-oduah/

Politics / Oyo PDP Leaders Vow To Work Against Makinde In 2023, Pass Vote Of No Confidence by Upritman(m): 6:28pm On Sep 20
Oyo PDP Leaders Vow To Work Against Makinde In 2023, Pass Vote Of No Confidence In Him

Some aggrieved Leaders of the PDP in Oyo State have vowed to work against the reelection bid of the state governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde in 2023.

The Leaders after its meeting on Monday also passed a vote of no confidence in Gov.Makinde.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that the Oyo PDP Leaders included a former Governor of Oyo State, Hazeem Gbolarumi, former Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Mrs Mulikat Adeola-Akande, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan, Femi Babalola, Nureni Akanbi, and Michael Okunlade.

The aggrieved Oyo PDP Leaders also called on Gov.Makinde to leave the party.

These decisions are coming ahead of the congress of the party starting on September 25.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that the Oyo State Chapter of the PDP has been suffering from a lingering crisis between Gov.Makinde and some aggrieved party leaders who accuse him of sidelining them after working for his emergence.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/oyo-pdp-leaders-vow-to-work-against-makinde-in-2023-pass-vote-of-no-confidence-in-him/

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Politics / BREAKING NEWS: APC Fixes Date For State Congresses by Upritman(m): 6:09pm On Sep 13
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has fixed October 2 as the date for its State Congresses nationwide.

This was announced by the National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, in a statement on Monday in Abuja

The statement added that commencement of the sale of nomination forms will begin on Wednesday.

Senator Akpanudoedehe called on all interested aspirants to purchase their forms in the various state APC Secretariats and in the unlikely event that they are denied, they are at liberty to approach the National Headquarters to obtain the form.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/breaking-news-apc-fixes-date-for-state-congresses/

Politics / Covid-19: Gov.wike Threatens To Impose Another Lock Down In Rivers State by Upritman(m): 12:40pm On Sep 06
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to declare another lock down in the state if the new cases of Covid-19 in the state continue to increase uncontrollably.

The Governor stated this on Monday during a press conference with some journalists in Rivers State Government House in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

Gov.Wike lamented that citizens and residents of Rivers State have abandoned following the Covid-19 prevention protocols which have resulted in consistent increased new infections in the state.

The Governor also vowed to implement the new VAT Law in the State warning non-coperating companies of severe consequences.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/covid-19-gov-wike-threatens-to-impose-another-lock-down-in-rivers-state/

Politics / BREAKING: Herdsmen/kidnappers Kill Omoyele Sowore’s Younger Brother In Edo State by Upritman(m): 10:56am On Sep 04
Suspected Herdsmen/Kidnappers have reportedly shot and killed the younger brother of popular activist, Omoyele Sowore, Olajide Sowore.

Sowore, who is a former presidential candidate of the African Action Alliance, AAC announced this sad event on his social media page Saturday morning.

He recalled how he had traveled across Nigeria with his now deceased younger brother in those days when Nigeria was secure without any harm.

Sowore who described the day and the sudden death of his younger brother as sad, added that the day of justice for those behind the murder wont be delayed.

The late Olajide Sowore was a student of Igbinedion University in Edo sate where he was studying Pharmacy.

“My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo sate where he is studying Pharmacy.
They snuffed out the life yet another real human being!
Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!”
This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.
I traveled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!
You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy.
You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.
You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!
You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright!
Saddest day yet!”, he wrote.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/breaking-herdsmen-kidnappers-kill-omoyele-sowores-younger-brother-in-edo-state/

Politics / 6 Chief Judges Summoned By CJN For Issuing Conflicting Orders To Party by Upritman(m): 2:15pm On Aug 30
BREAKING: 6 Chief Judges Summoned By CJN For Issuing Conflicting Orders To Political Parties

About six Chief Judges have been summoned by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad for issuing conflicting court orders in their states in the last one month to political parties.

Justice Mohammed Who is the Chairman of the National Judicial Council, NJC, issued the summons to the Chief Judges in Abuja on Monday, August 30, 2021.

According to the summons,the affected Chief Judges are to appear before the NJC to explain what warranted the issuance of conflicting orders by courts of coordinate jurisdiction.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that the embattled Chief Judges are those of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo states.

The CJN vehemently condemned the actions of the affected judges, describing it as a huge embarrassment to the Nigerian judiciary.

Recall that lingering crises rocking political parties in Nigeria had resulted in politicians securing frivorous exparte court orders from courts most of coordinate jurisdiction to outdo their opponents.

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Politics / President Buhari Mourns Legendary Musician, Dr. Sir Victor Uwaifo by Upritman(m): 4:10am On Aug 29
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family, friends and associates of legendary musician and multi-talented artiste, Sir Victor Uwaifo, who passed on Saturday, leaving a legacy of successes in many areas of life, including academia and administration.

According to a statement by Presidential Media Aide, Femi Adesina, the President joins the Nigerian music industry and performing artistes, home and abroad, in mourning the former first Honourable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism (Edo State), who was also the first musician and instrumentalist to be given National Honours Merit, Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) in 1983.

President Buhari believes the renowned musician, with global appeal and recognitions, lived for many firsts, which include invitation to the State House by four presidents and Heads of State, and winner of a gold disc in Africa for his song, “Joromi’’, released in 1965 at the age of 24.

The President notes the glory that Sir Uwaifo brought to Nigeria through his international tours, and the active role he played in national development, returning to school to get a first degree at age 54 with first class honours, masters degree at 56, and a doctorate at 77.

President Buhari prays for the soul of the departed musician, writer, sculptor, musical instrument inventor and university lecturer, knowing the entire country, particularly the music industry, will sorely miss him.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/president-buhari-mourns-legendary-musician-dr-sir-victor-uwaifo/

Politics / PDP Chooses Venue For National Convention As Elder Akinwonmi Presides Over NEC by Upritman(m): 5:00pm On Aug 28
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday chose Abuja as the venue of its elective National Convention scheduled for October 30-31.

This was announced by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, after the 92nd National Executive Committee meeting of the party in Abuja on Saturday.

The NEC Meeting was presided over by the Deputy National Chairman (South), Yemi Akinwonmi.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that the embattled National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, had directed Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, to preside over the National Executive Committee meeting of the party in his stead.

The directive which was contained in a letter followed a a Friday order from a Cross river State High Court that sacked Mr.Secondus again.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ologbondiyan added that the PDP NEC also agreed to meet on September 9th to ratify appointments into the various committees for the PDP National Convention.

(c) https://www.politicshubng.com/pdp-chooses-venue-for-national-convention-as-elder-akinwonmi-presides-over-nec-meeting/

Politics / PDP Crisis: Governors Schedule Another Emergency Meeting by Upritman(m): 4:39pm On Aug 25
Amidst the lingering crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors elected on the platform of the party have scheduled another emergency meeting.

A statement signed by the Director General of the PDP-Governors Forum, C.I.D Madua indicates that the emergency meeting will hold on Thursday, 26th August, 2021 at 5pm.

The statement added that “The meeting will discuss recent developments in the PDP."

The PDP Governors also "enjoined all PDP members and stakeholders to exercise patience, as efforts are being made to ensure continued stability of the party in the days ahead.”

The meeting will be presided by the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that a recent court order sacking Prince Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the PDP had worsened the crises in the main opposition party.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/pdp-crisis-governors-schedule-another-emergency-meeting/

Education / University Management Suspends Lecturer Over Sex For Grade Allegation By Female by Upritman(m): 2:29pm On Aug 25
The Management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Rivers State has suspended one of its lecturers, Dr Samuel Abiye of the Department of Curriculum Studies for a period of 3 months on half salary on allegation of 'sex-for-grade' from one of his female students.

According to the statement released by the Vice-chancellor, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, on his Facebook page, the lecturer was recorded by a female student who he promised to help to pass his course and all other courses taught by other lecturers in their department, in exchange for sex.

The statement further added that the lecturer directed the female student to meet him at the King James Hotels towards Eagle Cement area of Rumuolumeni, where she was to be explored sexually in exchange for grades.

Meanwhile, the University has directed that all courses taught by Dr. Abiye for the 1st semester of 2020/2021 be regraded through conference marking to be supervised by the Dean of Education.

Also, all his courses and supervisees have been reassigned to other lecturers in his department.The matter has been referred to the University Staff Disciplinary Committee for further investigation to determine his fate.

The matter has also been referred to the University Staff Disciplinary Committee for further investigation.

The VC reiterated his determination to tidy the institution of all ills.

(c) https://edujobsblog.com/university-management-suspends-lecturer-over-sex-for-grade-allegation-by-female-student/

Education / RSU Expels Student For Killing Another Student On Campus by Upritman(m): 2:03pm On Aug 25
Rivers State University has expelled a student identified as Suanu Wisdom Nwiyaara, who shot a final year student of the university last week Thursday.

This was announced by the Spokesperson of the university, Harcourt Whyte.

He said Wisdom, a 300 level student of Banking and Finance in the Faculty of Management Sciences was expelled for gross misconduct and killing fellow student, Uzondu Chimena, a 400 level student of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.

The statement added that Wisdom should not be found within the school premises and the public should not recognize him as a student of the University.

Source: https://edujobsblog.com/rsu-expels-student-for-killing-another-student-on-campus/

Politics / NDA Attack: Northern Elders Call On President Buhari To Sack NSA Mongono by Upritman(m): 11:52am On Aug 25
Northern Elders under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEPD), have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd) over the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

The Group in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni, also demanded for a review of the security architecture.

The group blamed Tuesday’s morning attack by bandits on the NDA on the failure of Nigeria’s intelligence network.

The organisation added that their demands are based on patriotism to the country, insisting that it was time for the President to do away with Monguno following the worsening insecurity in the country.

According to the Coalition, the deteriorating security situation is a sign that Monguno, who manages the nation’s security was not on top of his game.

The statement further berated stakeholders in the region over what the group described as “their long silence in the face of unbearable criminal acts by armed herdsmen and insecurity across the country ‘thereby giving a bad image of the region.”

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/nda-attack-northern-elders-call-on-president-buhari-to-sack-national-security-adviser/

Politics / Court Sacks Uche Secondus As PDP Member And National Chairman by Upritman(m): 8:22pm On Aug 23
A High Court in Degema, Rivers State, has sacked the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.

The order was issued by vacation Judge, Justice O. Gbasam.

The Court in an exparte order brought before it by some aggrieved members of the PDP also sacked Mr.Secondus as a member of the PDP pending the determination of the suit before him.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that a lingering crises rocking the main opposition party had resulted in serious calls for the resignation of Mr.Secondus.

However, Secondus after a meeting with relevant stakeholders have settled for an earlier convention in October where He is expected not to seek reelection.

The granting of this exparte order by a Court in RIvers State further adds fire to the rumuour that Gov.Nyesom Wike who was instrumental to the emergence of Mr.Secondus is hell-bent of pushing him out of office over irreconcillable differences.

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Politics / Repentant Boko Haram: Angry Idps Condemn Zulum's Plans To Reintegrate Them by Upritman(m): 10:56am On Aug 14
Angry IDPs Condemn Borno Govt’s Plans To Reintegrate ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Fighters

Some angry Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State, North-East Nigeria, have condemned the decision by the Borno State Government to reintegrate over 1,000 repentant Boko Haram fighters into society.

According to the International Crisis Group, Boko Haram sect has killed over 70,000 people and displaced about 2.5 million people with Borno State most hit as the epicentre of the insurgency.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that the IDPs’ anger is based on the fact that they are still languishing in pain and sorrow caused by the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.

The decision of the Borno State Government follows the revelation by the Nigerian Army in a statement by its spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday that no fewer than 1,000 Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (a Boko Haram offshoot) members had laid down their arms and surrendered to the troops.

The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Home Affairs, Mr Babakura Jatau, had urged the host communities to accept the ex-fighters as one of them expressing the State Government’s readiness to rehabilitate and reintegrate them into society.

But a number of IDPs in various camps have condemned the decision.

The IDPs questioned the sincerity of the Boko Haram fighters’ repentance, saying they were not ready to accept the decision of the government to reintegrate the ex-terrorists.

They said considering the massive loss of lives, properties and source of livelihood caused by the Boko Haram Insurgents, it was unfair and unjust for the Borno State Government to be considering such an action while they languish at the camps.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/angry-idps-condemn-borno-govts-plans-to-reintegrate-1000-repentant-boko-haram-fighters/

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Politics / Former Bauchi State Governor Declares Interest For APC National Chairmanship by Upritman(m): 6:12am On Aug 13
A former governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has joined other top political gladiators from the north to declare interest to contest for the national chairmanship of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Yuguda, a one-time Minister of State for Transport disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

He said his decision to contest the number one job in the ruling party was premised on the fact that he understands power dynamism at the center has served as minister for six years and governor for eight years.

Yuguda, who received executive members of Coalition of APC support groups who paid him a courtesy visit in his Abuja office, said he was not coming to warm the Chair as national chairman but to proffer quality solutions to resolve the lingering crisis and division in the party.

The party chieftain assured that if he emerges as the national chairman of the party, he would ensure that justice and equity were entrenched in the party and would guarantee party supremacy, which he assured would help put an end to the various crisis rocking the party.

“I felt I was strongly favored by the Almighty God who created us. I felt very strongly that  rather than relegating myself to the bush where I am now to get a living to come back and offer myself because I know I have been favored.”

Yuguda who had also served as a former minister of aviation, described Nigerian politics as  ‘terrible’, noted that he was however very circumspect to return to the murky waters of Nigerian politics but decided to offer himself because he has been highly favored by God.

He added,  “I was privileged to serve in Nigeria for six years as Minister and eight as governor. I think I have served long enough in the Villa to know the dynamism in the power at the center. I’m the dullest person, at least I still have to offer something that will be meaningful. This is why I said let me give it a shot if it be, fine and good and if it doesn’t the Almighty Allah will not say you did not come out.”

Speaking on behalf of the Coalition, Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Coalition, Mr. Tunde Imolehin, mooted that there was a need for the party to build a foundation that would make it sustainable. Imolehin who was a member of the APC national membership registration) revalidation committee for the Southwest maintained that Yuguda fall in the category of party leaders who can direct the affairs of the party, someone whom everybody would listen to any time he speaks due to his rich background and experience.

“I believe we are here to begin a journey we will never regret, a journey that will be sustainable. A journey that will answer all the intrigues and all the challenges, all the misunderstandings and all the misconceptions that have happened since 2015,” Imolehin added.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that apart from Isa Yuguda, other politicians of northern extraction who had indicated an interest in the top job included former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura, two former governors of Borno State Kashim Shettima and Ali Modu Sheriff; a former governor of Gombe, Danjuma Goje; former governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari; a former member of the House of Representatives from Bauchi, Ibrahim Baba; and a former chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Abuja, Sunny Moniedafe from Adamawa State.

The APC which is having pockets of crises nationwide is yet to hold its national convention where a national chairman is expected to emerge from.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/former-bauchi-state-governor-declares-interest-for-apc-national-chairmanship/

Politics / 2023: Akpabio's Posters Flood Northern Nigeria At Sallah by Upritman(m): 12:46pm On Jul 20
Posters of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, have flooded some States in Northern Nigeria.

The posters which only bear a bold Sallah Greeting with calls for support for the former Akwa Ibom State Governor did not make particular mention of the 2023 Presidential Election. But political observers have insisted that the poster is towards the next election in which the candidate is expected to emerge from the South, where Senator Akpabio hails from.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that the posters were sighted in Sokoto, Kaduna and Kano among a host of other Northern States since on Sallah’s eve.

The Press Secretary to the Minister was yet to react to this development as at press time.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/2023-akpabios-posters-flood-northern-nigeria-at-sallah/

Education / BREAKING NEWS: Zamfara College Provost Abducted By Bandits by Upritman(m): 2:26pm On Jul 11
The provost of the College of Arts and Animal Science in Zamafara State, Habibu Mainasara, has been abducted by armed bandits.

It was gathered that Mainasara was kidnapped at his official residence in Bakura earlier today.

This sad event follows the killing of 40 farmers in a raid on five villages in Zamfara State.

Similarly, bandits were reported to have invaded the palace of the Emir of Kajuru and abducted him alongside some members of his family.

Heinous activities of bandits have heightened insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria and has crippled academic activities in the region.

Source: https://edujobsblog.com/breaking-news-zamfara-college-provost-abducted-by-bandits/

Politics / Why We Postponed Our Congresses Indefinitely - APC by Upritman(m): 10:22am On Jul 11
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, says her earlier scheduled congresses from ward, local government to State levels were postponed indefinitely to "cure a legal land mine".

This was disclosed by Senator John Akpanudeodehe, who is the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had revealed the indefinite postponement of the Congresses.

This postponement has also affected the possibility of holding the APC's National Convention in September.

But Senator Akpanudeodehe said the postponement of the congresses was to ensure that the party remained on the side of the law by notifying the electoral body of its activities.

The APC expressed shock at how the letter addressed to INEC was leaked to the general public.

“The above document in circulation does not intend a postponement of the congresses. How it leaked from INEC is strange.

“It is to cure the legal land mine occasioned by Section 85 of the Electoral Act on the issuance of 21 Days’ notice to INEC, bearing in mind that the earlier date we released was not sacrosanct,”Senator Akpanudeodehe said.

Meanwhile some aggrieved APC members have alleged that the postponement is part of a grand plot by members of the Caretaker Committee to continue to remain in office for a long time. This has raised fears and tensions that these aggrieved members might soon drag the APC to court to vent their grievances.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/why-we-postponed-our-congresses-indefinitely-apc/

Health / 5 Key Things To Note When Buying Things That Might Affect Your Health by Upritman(m): 5:31pm On Jun 26
As a way of ensuring our survival as human beings we buy things everything that we either eat or use for other purposes. Importantly, almost all of those things bought have health implications that we must be cautious of.

In this post, we will look at five things you must consider whenever you buy something. Negligence over these five key health concerns, exposes us to great health implications.


Expiry Date: Every product is expected to have both manufacturing and expiry dates. The manufacturing date is the particular date that the product was produced, while the expiry date is the date that the product is supposed to get bad or spoiled. Although, some products are expected to remain in good consumable condition few weeks or even months after the state stated on the product. However, for products that are easily perishable, avoid eating them if they have expired. Eating products that have expired poses serious health risks or dangers to the person. So how often do you check expiry dates on products before consuming the products?

Packaging: This has to do with putting the product in a good and attractive physical condition. The packaging of any product has a way of influencing or pushing away its customers. Poor packaging of a product can lead to health risks or challenges for the buyers. The health, sanitary or hygienic conditions of the factory of manufacturer has a direct influence on the packaging of the product. Have you ever heard of people buying a drink and they claim that they saw a cockroach or any other insect inside the bottle? Or perhaps the common and most neglected one of someone buying a product and noticing that the packet is torn from where air enters the product and spoils the product? To buttress this point, some companies will always caution consumers against consuming the product if the seal has been removed or tampered with. This serves as a reminder to the importance of consuming goods that are only in the best packaging condition.

NAFDAC Number: All foods and drugs consumed in Nigeria are supposed to be certified by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC. The easiest way of identifying products approved by NAFDAC is through the NAFDAC Number displayed on the body of the products. There are claims that the NAFDAC Number has been forged by some manufacturers to deceive the consuming public. However,NAFDAC has two means of solving this issue. One is through the use of Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) against counterfeiting and by checking if the product is in NAFDAC's Product Database. Consuming any manufactured product that is not approved by NAFDAC is a direct risk to your health.

Producer's Details: All genuine products are supposed to have the details of the manufacturers written on it. The contact details should include the producer's name, office address, official phone numbers, and place of manufacturing. This is especially for feedback purposes which is supposed to serve the best interest of the buyer and help the manufacturer to improve its services or goods. Do you know the real name of the manufacturer of that your favourite product let alone their address or customer care contact number? If you value your health, then you should check that the products you are eating have these details.

Nutritional Information: We buy and eat things because of the nutrients we expect to get for the nourishment of our bodies. Sadly enough, many persons buy products without a conscious knowledge of the nutritional table. This is a risky careless act that can affect your health. Your choice of any product should be based on the nutrients inherent in that product. For instance, it is nutritionally foolish for someone who wants to lose weight to be buying and eating products that are rich in carbohydrate, fat, calories and cholesterol. Also, always check the ingredients used in producing any product(s), so that you will know if it contains ingredients that are detrimental to your health.

Source: https://healthinfong.com/5-key-things-to-note-when-buying-things-that-might-affect-your-health/

Politics / Niger Delta Militants Vow To Cripple Nigeria's Economy And Attack Politicians by Upritman(m): 2:19pm On Jun 26
Niger Delta Militants under the auspices of Niger Delta Avengers, has announced her return with a vow to cripple Nigeria's economy and attack politicians.

The new decision was contained in a statement released on Saturday in which the militant group said it had launched ‘Operation Humble’ which is targeted at crippling the Nigerian economy.

Niger Delta Avengers in the statement also threatened to attack politicians who are working with the Federal Government “to undermine the Niger Delta region”.

It further expressed lost confidence in the Chief Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), which played a critical role to make the group accept ceasefire in 2017 and vowed that ‘No oil installation will be spared’.

Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that Niger Delta Avengers had launched attacks on oil installations when President Muhammadu Buhari was barely a year in office, forcing Nigeria into recession.

The statement reads below:

“There is no gainsaying that the failed country called Nigeria which has fed fat on our God-given wealth is at the brink of total disintegration, owing to the security and related challenges across the country; ranging from terrorism and banditry in the North, to the secessionist gongs of the Oduduwa people of the South-west and IPOB of the South-east it is obvious that peace in the Niger Delta, and by extension, the South-South geopolitical region is the very thin piece still binding this country together.”

“It is disheartening that despite being the economic backbone and having resolved to maintain the peaceful environment for the smooth operations of the oil multinationals whose proceeds the country cling unto for economic survival, the Niger Delta and the South-South remain the most under developed, with our needs and interests undermined by the failed Nigerian State.

“We decided to suspend our famous operation red economy‚ which bled the Nigerian economy into recession about 4 years ago not because we are lazy, but for the love we have for our people and out of respect for the voice of the elders of the Niger Delta region, who beckoned on us to give peace a chance and avail the government time to act on our demands at the time.”

“In a move to remind this failed government that we have exhausted the very last iota of patience, the High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers have in a meeting held last night resolved as follows:

“We have lost total confidence on all socio-cultural groups like PANDEF, the elders of Niger Delta and the bunch of so-called ex-agitators frolicking with the Government at our detriment.

“This operation shall be coded ‘Operation Humble’‚ aimed at bringing down targeted oil installations in the Niger Delta Region, capable of humbling the economy into permanent recession.

“This mission is also targeted at political actors who are collaborating with the Nigerian Government to undermine the interest of the Niger Delta people.

“There is no doubt that the Nigerian Government has continued to pay deaf ears to our demands and the rising challenges in the country, because the pipelines that crisscross our lands are left untouched, allowing dollars to flow into the Federal treasury on a daily basis for, mismanagement.

“We shall spare no single oil installation within our range of strategic targets marked for destruction in the coming days and we bet the Nigerian Government will be humbled to return to the drawing board and chart an all-inclusive course by the time we are done with our action plan.

“Members of our strike teams across the Niger Delta are commanded to be on red alert, awaiting precise strike plans as mapped by the high command of the NDA.”

(c) https://www.politicshubng.com/niger-delta-militants-vow-to-cripple-nigerias-economy-and-attack-politicians/

Politics / BREAKING: Senator Nwaoboshi Dumps PDP, Joins APC by Upritman(m): 1:13pm On Jun 25
Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi from Delta State has dumped the people's Democratic Party and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is coming after the Delta State chapter of the PDP had suspended Senator Nwaoboshi for one month for criticizing Gov Ifeanyi Okowa.
The new APC Senator was received by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa after he was led by Gov Buni and his Caretaker committee Leadership of the APC.

The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, who was among other legislators and party leaders at the brief event said Senator Nwaoboshi’s decision to join the APC clearly shows that the effort of the CECPC was yielding fruit.

A statement signed by presidential Aide, Garba Shehu, said President Buhari warmly welcomed Senator Nwaoboshi and was deeply excited by his decision to join the APC.

Politics Hub Nigeria reports that with this defection, PDP currently has just one senator in Delta State.

Source: https://www.politicshubng.com/breaking-senator-nwaoboshi-dumps-pdp-joins-apc/

Politics / Trending: Artist Draws Governor Wike Of Rivers State by Upritman(m): 12:11pm On Jun 25
An Artist has released his drawing of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The artistic work is already eliciting mixed reactions from supporters of Gov Wike and some of his critics.

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