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Wike, Duke, Ovia Woo Investors

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Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike was among the 36 State governors who were in Abuja last weekend to receive President Muhammadu Buhari , who returned to the country after over three months in the United Kingdom for medical treatment.
Last Sunday, the governor  was represented at the 50th birthday  of former House Leader, Hon Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja.
Again, last Thursday, the governor alongside other governors attended a special meeting   with the president to discuss the state of the nation  and the economy.
However, it was the weeklong Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Conference in Lagos that took a huge chunk of time from the governor and other state officials, who used most part of the annual conference to showcase the business and economic potentials of Rivers State.
Former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke and veterian Banker Jim Ovia in one of the sessions at the NBA Conference spoke glowingly about business opportunities in Rivers State, as they urged investors to exploit the huge potentials that abound in the state.              Speaking at the Special Session for Governors at the NBA conference through the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Emma Aguma (SAN), Chief Wike observed that internal democracy within political parties will help strengthen and deepen Nigeria’s democracy.
The governor listed gains made in the improvement of justice delivery and security, saying the situation has compelled many companies who left to return to doing business in Rivers State.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, last Wednesday, condemned the escape of a ritual suspect from the police net. In a statement, the deputy governor said the police and other law enforcement agencies should step up their game and ensure that the fellow is rearrested and brought to justice without delay.
Last Monday, the Chief of Staff, Engr Emeka Woke played host to Ikwerre Elders and Chiefs. He assured them that the government will continue to carry out community based projects.
He said, “the governor is the governor of Rivers State and he will reach out to all ethnic groups in the state.  So far the governor has done exceptionally well”.
Also last Monday, the deputy governor restated the commitment of the Rivers State government to fight and eliminate polio. Dr Harry-Banigo said every effort was being done to strengthen the Primary Health Services, outreach services and all other services.
She commended the efforts of Rotary International to eradicate polio in the past 30 years through their financial support advocacies, campaigns and countless volunteer hours which according to the governor have helped to check polio worldwide.
Returning on  last Friday back to the state, Chief Wike met with PDP Stakeholders in Abua/Odual.  On Saturday he addressed party members from Okrika and Ogu/Bolo.
At the meeting he held with stakeholders last Saturday with those from Okrika and Ogu/Bolo, Chief Wike reaffirmed his confidence in the judiciary despite last Thursday’s Appeal Court Judgement that went in favour of APC for the Rivers East Senatorial District.
He urged the people to be calm and always pursue their grievance in line with the law. In his part, Senator George Sekibo assured that PDP will bounce back.

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Anambra Guber Poll: PDP Chieftain Tasks Aspirants On Manifestoes

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Ahead of November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in the state has advised interested party members in the election to sell their manifestoes to the public, and not to the national secretariat of the party.
A contestant for the Zonal Women Leader of the South-East PDP, Amb. Juliet Anaeme, gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by her Media Consultant, Soji Bamidele.
She recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had scheduled Anambra governorship election for November 6 and the period should not be seen as long for adequate preparations to achieve success.
“I call on the aspirants in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election to showcase their manifestoes, programmes and grassroots capacity not to the party’s national headquarters but to Anambra people on how they intend to govern the state when elected.
“This is because it is the people of Anambra that will vote and not Abuja connections that will vote any aspirant as the governor of the state.
“I call on the party also not to work against the will of the people of Anambra so as not to allow the ticket to be driven by the highest bidder aspirant against the will of people,’’ she said.
According to her, if PDP candidate cannot win Anambra, automatically the ticket becomes useless.
“So the big question remains that after you must have got the party’s ticket, what next are you going to do with it.
“There is always a winner and not winners when it comes to governorship election, nothing such as second position and the only way of becoming the winner is by venturing into grassroots mobilisation and getting closer to the voters,’’ she advised.
She also noted that PDP relied on the masses’ votes, advising the aspirants to identify with the grassroots, especially the students and groups to feel the pulse of the people.
According to her, party members ought not to wait until they have the party’s ticket to begin mobilisation in the grassroots to have a resounding success and victory in the election.
She further urged the executives of PDP in the state to, as a matter of urgency, put in place an internal mechanism that could bring all hands on deck to ensure the party’s victory in the November 6 governorship election in the state.

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C’River CP Vows Not To Dabble Into Politics

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The New Commissioner of Police, in Cross River State, CP Sikiru Kayode Akande has said that he will not dabble into politics.
Speaking to newsmen in Calabar, Cross River State Capital, CP Akande said he was in the state as Commander Mopol 11 and vowed not to dabble into Politics.
On what he would not like to do, the CP said he will not dabble into politics and that he was not going to replace wrong for right or right for the wrong
The CP said the Command would use technology to look at crimes in Cross River State so that crimes can be identified and tackled immediately.
On the operation of a Security Outfit code name ‘Operation Akpagu’ introduced by the Cross River State Governor, CP Okande said “I am studying the operational plan of Operation Akpagu.
“It came into existence before I came, one thing I know, I have told the Governor, if we want internal security to be 100%, give all that you have to the police”
“If you look at the headquarters, it is as old as Nigeria itself, when you go around, you observe that the oldness seems to have affected the ways we are doing things.
“I have mandated my Provost to take a structural appraisal of all that we have. I saw the PRO’s office, that building should be like about 100 years and it should be in the National Achieve.
The CP, however, regretted that the State Government was not providing adequate assistance to it, “All the DPOs are complaining that they don’t have operational vehicles, what do you want them to do, the moment you give us what we want we will clear everywhere the moment, we are empowered”.

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Ondo: OPC News Era Lambasts Presidency

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The Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) New Era has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow Governor Rotimi Akeredolu fix the security situation in his state.
OPC New Era made this disclosure while reacting to a statement credited to Mr. Garba Shehu Special Assistant to President Muhamadu Buhari on Media and Publicity.
It will be recalled that Akeredolu had given an ultimatum to herdsmen to vacate Ondo forests.
Shehu in his reaction however said that Akeredolu does not have the power to do so.
But, National Publicity Officer of OPC New Era, Comrade Adesina Akinpelu, while reacting, hinted that the group is ready to mobilise all militant groups in the South Western States of the country in favour of Akeredolu.
Akinpelu who spoke with newsmen in Ibadan yesterday condemned in totality the reactions of Buhari’s spokesman on the ultimatum given by Akeredolu to the unregistered herdsmen grazing on the soil of Ondo.
Akinpelu added that Yorubas both at home and in the diaspora should not allow the struggle of their leaders to be in vain.
He said, “Why is it that President Buhari is only responsive to issues that concern the Fulani more than other tribes in the country.”
Akinpelu disclosed that when the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti was allegedly killed by the Fulani kidnappers, there was no tangible response from the Federal Government except a condolence letter sent to the family without any action to fish out the killers.
Akinpelu, however, disclosed that all militant groups in the Southwest will be mobilised to defend Akeredolu and the entire Yoruba speaking states.
Akinpelu hinted that it was obvious that the herdsmen have President Buhari as their patron.
“During the reign of the former governor of Oyo State, late Lam Adesina, Buhari rushed down to Oyo State when a crisis erupted between the Fulani and Yoruba people, and that was an indication that President Buhari maintained a bond with the Fulani herdsmen.

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