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Bipi Promises To Complete Ogu Sand Field Road Project

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The lawmaker representing Ogu/Bolo Constituency and Chief Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon Evans Bapakaye Bipi has assured the people of Ogu that the on going sand field road project would be completed on schedule.
Hon Bipi made this known while speaking at the end of the three-day 10th anniversary of Ogu Kingdom prayer summit organised by the Ogu Ministers’ Forum with its theme, “The Power of Unity”, held at Ogu Town Square last Friday.
According to him, work had been in progress in order to meet the target of the Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, adding that the quality of the project would not be compromised as the people of Ogu Kingdom deserved nothing but the best from the present administration.
He commended the chiefs, members of the Ogu Community Development Committee, the youths and the entire people of the kingdom for their support, stressing that the present government has the people at heart and should therefore reciprocate during the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The House of Assembly member for Ogu/Bolo constituency thanked the ministers’ forum for sustaining the oath of peaceful co-existence the politicians took in the church some years back, appealing to them to keep up the spirit as it had brought peace, development and unity to the kingdom.
He promised to provide one thousand vests during the 11th anniversary of the summit as part of efforts to boost the event and thanked all for their massive participation.
In his remarks, Senator George Thompson Sekibo stressed the importance of the summit of the people of Ogu Kingdom and promised to help the forum open a bank account to acquire a new band set.
Senator Sekibo opined that the prayers of the people have been useful as good things come to the kingdom yearly, appealing for its continuity.
Highlights of the day include oath rumination with God, praise worship, thanks-giving, Bible reading and testimonies.

Collins Barasimeye

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PDP’ll Regain Power In 2023 – Maeba

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Former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources in the 5th and 6th Senate , Senator Lee Ledogo Maeba, has predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will regain power in 2023.
Senator Maeba, who spoke against the backdrop of a new political group formed to dislodge the APC, said that the group was not a political party.
Some news media had in a report of the inaugural caucus meeting of the Rescue Nigeria Project( RNP) in Abuja last week linked Senator Maeba in a move to form a new party, but in a reaction to that effect, Senator Maeba noted that in as much as there was freedom of association, forming or joining another political party was not part of his agenda.
He said, “ I am a bonafide member of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) . I’m comfortable in the party . I have no reason to jump ship, moreso, when the Governor Wike-led PDP administration is perpetuating good governance in my state to my ultimate satisfaction.”
Senator Maeba therefore, urged Nigerians, especially his teeming followers and supporters to disregard any insinuation to that effect.
He expressed optimism that the PDP would  regain power at the centre in 2023. He said the experience in the last six years was enough evidence to show that the PDP would manage the affairs of Nigeria better and for the good of all.

By: Kevin Nengia

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Sekibo Tasks Nigerians On Parties’ Primaries …As PFN Organises Independence Symposium

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The Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator George Thompson Sekibo, has urged Nigerians to take part in the primary elections of the various political parties in the country to ensure that the right persons are chosen to fly the flags of the parties during the forthcoming general elections.
Sekibo, who gave the charge during an independence symposium with theme, ‘The Importance of Voters Card’ organised by the Rivers State Chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in Port Harcourt last Sunday, said it was not enough for Nigerians to register and acquire their voter cards but also to participate in the process of choosing the flagbearers of political parties so that they would not make the mistake of voting for wrong candidates during elections.
He said it was only by so doing that their voter cards would be a powerful tool that is capable of making a difference during elections.
The symposium, which was anchored by the Social Security Outreach of PFN attracted personalities from all walks of life.
The Social Security Outreach is politically inclined and has its chapters spread all over the 36 States of the country and at the local government areas, wards and units.
Most importantly, it preaches that Christians can vote and be voted for during an election.

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Anambra APC Wants EFCC To Probe State’s Funds

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Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State, Chief Basil Ejidike, on Monday in Awka, charged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the finances of the State to unearth “monumental deception”  that thrives in the state.
He said in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Chief Dan Okeke, that the government had been fraudulent in the use of its monthly security vote amounting to billions of Naira.
“Anambra as a state has not recorded significant growth and development since inception of Governor Willy Obiano’s leadership. To maintain existing developmental structures in the state remains unattainable,’’ he said.
Ejidike called on APGA government to give account of all monies in its control meant for the development of the state.
“Development has neither been visible nor felt by the people of Anambra”, he stated.
He advised APGA to face its business of governance and stop calling APC names.
“We urge APGA to focus on its campaign and leave APC alone.
“Harassing the State House of Assembly members who left APGA for APC is a distraction for the party; profferring solutions to APGA’s internal problems should be paramount to its leadership,’’ Ejidike said.
He also reminded APGA that in a democracy, there is freedom of association.
He urged more members of the House of Assembly to leave APGA and join the ruling national party to take the South -East to mainstream national politics.
“Tread on the path of your colleagues to join APC so as to return the lost glory of Anambra,’’ Ejidike appealed.
He also alleged that APGA was losing focus and that there were infrastructural deficits in roads, potable water, power, healthcare delivery, quality education, women and youth empowerment and security.
He also called on the electorate to shun APGA at the governorship election holding on November 6.
Ejidike assured the electorate that APC’s candidate, Senator Andy Uba, would change the fortunes of the state, if elected.
Responding to the charges, State Chairman of APGA, Chief Norbeth Obi, said that the party did not have to waste energy on APC’s accusation and charged it to meet APGA at the November polls.
Obi said APGA was concentrating and consolidating its plans to ensure grand victory come November 6 and had no time to banter words with the APC.
Also responding, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C-Don Adinuba, diffused the APC’s submissions about the APGA-led government in the state.
Adinuba said that for record purposes, APGA government invited the EFCC to look into its accounts in March 2018 and it gave it a clean bill of health after the exercise.
“APGA government is the only one that has ever invited EFCC to look into its accounts.
He added that the State had the lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria with 13.1 per cent rate against 27.1 per cent nationally. 
“Economists all over the world regard employment rate as most important indicator of the performance of any government,’’ Adinuba said.
He added that the National Bureau of Statistics also declared Anambra’s economy as the best managed in Nigeria.
He said that the government led by Governor Obiano was the only one in Nigeria that built an international airport within 15 months and also built an international convention centre, the best in Africa with a sitting capacity of 12,000 persons.
He said that in the next one month, Anambra would deliver the newest international stadium all built without borrowing money from any bank.
Adinuba stressed that the APGA government under Governor Obiano had no fear of any checks on its financial records.
He advised APC to arm itself with verifiable facts at all times before going to press.
Adinuba also urged APC to clean up the image of its flagbearer at the governorship election, Sen. Andy Uba, and compare it with that of APGA’s “world class’’ candidate in the person of Prof. Charles Soludo.

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