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Nolly-wood actor cum politician, Kenneth Okonkwo, has announced he is suspending his relationship with the Julius Abure-led National Working Committee of the Labour Party (LP). He argued that for him, a new Nigeria is the priority, and he prefers to lose doing the right thing than win doing the wrong thing. Okonkwo, who was the spokesperson for the Labour Party Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council in the 2023 election, in a post via his X account on Tuesday, said the current Abure-led National Working Committee of the Labour Party is another incompetent and corrupt association, just like the All Progressives Congress…

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The former national vice chairman (North-West) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, has declared that the party has fallen short of Nigerians’ expectations over the past nine years. Speaking in Abuja, Lukman, who also served as the director-general of the APC Progressive Governors’ Forum, offered a scathing critique of the Fourth Republic, which marks its 25th year. He lamented the deteriorating welfare conditions, rising unemployment, deepening poverty, and escalating insecurity under the current democratic dispensation. Lukman’s statement shed light on the internal disarray within the APC, suggesting that the party, envisioned as a beacon of progressive politics,…

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A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ismaeel Ahmed, has disclosed that President Bola Tinubu should not be blamed for the country’s current economic challenges. Ahmed, who acknowledged the struggle Nigerians are facing with the soaring cost of living and the surge in commodity prices, said during a monitored television Programme, on Tuesday, that the difficult choices made by the present government were indispensable for the economic revival of the nation. He said: “Hard decisions were taken. None of these decisions was not promised during the campaign, not only by President Bola Tinubu but by other candidates as…

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The Chadian Prime Minister Succes Masra has announced his resignation from the incumbent government led by the newly elected Junta leader, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno. His resignation stated and I read “I’ve just submitted my resignation and that of the transition government, which became irrelevant with the end of the presidential election,” End.. VOP News understands that Masra’s decision comes weeks after his loss to Deby Itno in the Chad presidential election. He noted that his decision was in accordance with the Constitution. Deby, aged 40, assumed the role of transitional president in April 2021 following the assassination of his…

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The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, caused a stir at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, after his fresh request to be released on bail, was refused. Kanu, who was visibly irked by the decision of the court to allow him to attend his trial from the detention facility of the Department of State Services, DSS, vented his anger on the lead counsel that appeared for the Federal Government, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, labelling him a terrorist. Addressing the court from the dock, Kanu, who is answering to a seven-count treasonable felony…

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The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Philip Aivoji, has reacted to former President Goodluck Jonathan‘s recent call to end the ongoing political crisis in Rivers State. Naija News reports that Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, have not been on good terms since the former was sworn in as Rivers governor. Speaking on Monday, Jonathan urged Governor Fubara and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Wike, to cease escalating tensions in the state. Speaking at the inauguration of the N222.1 billion Trans-Kalabari Road construction, the former president stressed the importance of Fubara and Wike…

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The Nigerian Army has said its troops have arrested six notorious bandits, who have been on its wanted list in Taraba State. The Acting Assistant Director, 6 Brigade Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Oni Olubodunde, made this known in a statement on Monday. Olubodunde also stated that the troops rejected an offer of a N2million bribe from the terrorists to secure their release. He revealed that the bandits were arrested on May 19, 2024, in two separate operations in the Wukari and Ibi Local Government Areas of the State by operatives of the 6 Brigade, Nigerian Army. Olubodunde said the bandits…

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Bandits in their numbers reportedly attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase local government area of Plateau State, killing more than 40 persons, including vigilantes. According to residents of the community, the incident occurred around 5: pm, on Monday, when people were going about their normal activities. The residents said but they could not immediately report the incident due to the poor communication network in the area. According to Sahpi’i Sambo, a youth leader in the area, who also confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, the bandits arrived at the community on motorcycles – two on a bike –…

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