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Ifelodun LG APC settles Internal Crisis Two Years After

Posted on October 16, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Ifelodun LG APC settles Internal Crisis Two Years After

The two warring groups of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifelodun Local Government, Arobafin and Tobal ase have sheathed their swords and embraced peace.

Leaders of the two groups settled their differences and agreed to work together two years after the internal crisis.

Members of the APC and supporters of the two groups on Saturday besieged the palace of Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba Abdulrauf Olawale Adedeji who brokered peace in the APC, to pay their homage and expressed their resolutions to ensure unity of the party.

Addressing members of the APC, Oba Olawale said avoiding fight is not as important and necessary as fighting and having the ability to resolve and settle the matter amicably.

Akinrun admonished members of the party to see themselves as one united family and make sure that they continue to work for the progress and victory of the party.

Specifically, Oba Olawale charged the APC members to work harder and deliver victory for the APC in the forthcoming Local Government election.

The traditional ruler described the peaceful resolution of the two warring APC groups as a welcome development, urging members of the party in other local governments to follow suit and resolve all crisis in the party.

In his address, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Mr Adelani Baderinwa who had belonged to theTobalase group explained that the crisis was not about members of the APC but skirmishes within the leadership of the party.

According to Baderinwa, leaders of the party in Ifelodun local government had learned lessons in the crisis and have such resolved to settle their differences and ensure that the party and its members remained united.

Baderinwa who described Ifelodun as a stronghold of the APC said the settlement of the crisis would further enhance the impressing performance of the party in every election, saying that there would be team work among the party members.

The commissioner stated that the settlement of the crisis has dealt a huge blow to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which had wanted to explore the differences among the APC members.

He commended Oba Olawale and the leader of the APC, Alhaji G.O Lawal for bringing peace back to the party, saying that they have exemplified trait of good leaders.

From the Akinrun palace, the APC members danced to Lawal’s house, expressing their joy for the settlement of the crisis.

Leaders of the APC that graced the outing included the Executive Secretary, Ifelodun Local Government, Alhaji Ahmed Omoloye, former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, Mr Wale Afolabi, a member of the Osun Local Government Service  Commission, Alhaji Kehinde Olamolu,  among others.

 

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CD General Secretary Expelled For Selfishness, Lack of Integrity

Posted on October 16, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

CD General Secretary Expelled For Selfishness, Lack of Integrity

The General secretary of Civil Society Organisation, Campaign for Democracy (CD), Goodluck Obi has been expelled for issues relating to lack of integrity, selfishness, and participation in partisan politics.

In a statement released by the group at the end of an emergency meeting held by its National Executive Council, NEC, the group vowed that it will not sit back and watch its age-long collective reputation, integrity and democratic struggles be rubbished on the altar of personal interest, selfishness and be subjected to the whims and caprice of Goodluck Obi.

While NEC insists that CD is not a partisan organization, and anyone that contradicts this principle and philosophy will be sanctioned accordingly, they also noted that “the activities of Mr. Obi Goodluck has been generating a lot of heated debate within and among the elites, fans and sympathizers of CD, which, has drawn serious attention of the media, culminating into unpleasant and fouls tasting complements and questions, as, when did CD become a political party?”

Recall that Obi was recently attributed to a phone conversation that leaked in the media tagged “Civil Society Contractor Reveals Money ‘eating’ Plan amongst several other questionable activities including another one that flooded the media with Obi wearing Buhari’s T-Shirt with megaphone in his hand calling the unsuspicious members of the public and civil society to queue in to his anti union’s deal and support for Buhari’s second term.

CD disclosed that the imperative decisive expulsion of Goodluck Obi has followed his refusal to acknowledge and respond to all queries issued to him, as well as, failure to appear before the 3 man disciplinary panel headed by the CD National Publicity and Publications Secretary, Comrade Lanre Ogunyinka.

 

 

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Sole Sponsor of Go-Round FC, Bro. Obuah Dedicates Club’s Victory to Governor Wike

Posted on October 16, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Sole Sponsor of Go-Round FC, Bro. Obuah Dedicates Club’s Victory to Governor Wike

…Says: He Is Source of Inspiration

As jubilations herald the promotion of Go-Round Football Club of Omoku into the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), the President/Sole Sponsor of the club, Bro. Felix Obuah says the achievement was made possible following the overwhelming supports from Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

Bro. Obuah in a statement shortly after Go-Round FC handed down a 4-nil victory to First Bank of Lagos in the last day of the Nigerian National Football League (Southern Conference) on Saturday, said Governor Wike’s passion for the development of Sports in the State, provided the tonic that motivated the boys to move to the topflight of the nation’s soccer.

The Go-Round President/Sponsor who is also the Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the development was coming in the wake of plans by Governor Wike to set up a Football Academy in Rivers State that will be affiliated to Real Madrid FC of Spain.

He lauded the Governor for the moral and financial support which has greatly enhanced the wellbeing of sporting clubs like Rivers United FC, Rivers Angels FC, Rivers Hoopers Basket Club, as well as numerous athletes who represent the State in various capacities.

Bro. Obuah described Governor Wike as a source of inspiration to footballers and lovers of sports in the State, hoping that his administration would attract more sporting glories to the State.

While assuring that Go-Round FC would not let the State down, as it settles down to prosecute the professional league campaign for the next season, Bro. Obuah, popularly called ‘Mba Anabara Agu 1 of Orashi Region’, also thanked soccer fans, particularly those in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) who throng the ultra modern Krisdera Football Stadium, Omoku, to cheer the boys into victory on match days.

“I also want to assure our Golden Governor and ‘Mr. Projects’, that Go-Round Football Club would enter the elite Professional Football League with the same strength, determination and winning mentality; not as minors but as titans”, said Bro. Obuah.

The sports administrator, who is also Sole Administrator of Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), promised that the team would do its best to reciprocate the numerous supports by Governor Wike, adding that one good turn deserves another.

 

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Uduaghan set for Elema Title

Posted on October 11, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Uduaghan set for Elema Title

All is now set for the installation of Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan as the Elema of Warri by the Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli.

“The event, expected to bring together the local and the global community, comes up on Saturday, October 14, 2017” a statement in Warri on Wednesday by the Chairman of South-South Front (SSF), Chief John Harry said.

“Key actors in government across the country, members of the diplomatic corps and entrepreneurs from all the states of the federation and outside the country have indicated that they will grace the event. They are excited by the prospect of experiencing the hospitality for which the Itsekiri people are known” Mr. Henry Ovie, a media practitioner said in a statement to journalists today.

“We are so honoured and thankful to the Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, Itsekiri paramount chiefs, prominent Itsekiri leaders, concerned families, chairman and members of Abiugborodo community and others for giving Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan the opportunity to serve the people” the statement added.

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Oyinlola will turn around the fortunes of NIMC – Eze

Posted on October 11, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Oyinlola will turn around the fortunes of NIMC – Eze  

….Describes his appointment as in order, recognition of hard-work and patriotic disposition

The recent appointment of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the new Chairman of the Board of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has been described as a development that will change the fortunes of the Commission for the better.

This assertion was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja the National Capital by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, an associate of Prince Oyinlola and National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), one of the parties that merged to form the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Prince Oyinlola was at various times Secretary General of PDP and nPDP.

According to Chief Eze, “Prince Oyinlola’s appointment as the new Chairman of the Board of NIMC didn’t come as a surprise to me and others who know him. An astute administrator and patriot, Prince Oyinlola made great sacrifices towards the formation of APC and her victory in the 2015 general elections.

“Having worked closely with him in the past, I can confirm that this retired Army General, one time Military Governor of Lagos State and former Civilian Governor of Osun State, is a first-class manager of men and resources.

“One thing that helps Prince Oyinlola to achieve results is his legendary humility. Despite that he is a Prince of high repute, his great feats and high pedigree; he bonded very well with us during our days in nPDP. He motivated and carried us along as one team committed to make a change in the politics of our dear Nation.

“Even after our victory during the 2015 general elections and when nobody talked about the need for his appointment to appreciate him for his sacrifices, he still kept his cool. To me, Prince Oyinlola is truly a study on how leaders should conduct themselves in the face of challenges. Now that God has done it with the Federal Government announcing his appointment as the new NIMC Chairman, I am convinced, knowing his astuteness, that he will surely do a great job of this new task.

“I have much faith that Prince Oyinlola will turn around the fortunes of NIMC knowing his antecedents, pedigree, patriotic zeal and commitment to excellence.

“Hearty congratulations to my boss and Leader. May God bless you and may this new appointment be the beginning of your greatness in the politics of our Nation.”

With his recognition some of us are still very hopeful that one day we shall be remembered.

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Anti-SARS protesters procured and funded by Gov. Wike – Rivers APC alleges

Posted on October 7, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Anti-SARS protesters procured and funded by Gov. WikeRivers APC alleges

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has alleged that yesterday (Friday’s) protest by a group of young men and women in Port Harcourt carrying anti-Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS) placards was sponsored by Governor Wike.

The Party in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Finebone said: “The motley crowd of obviously hired young people was covered by the full compliments of Port Harcourt Government House Press Corp, confirming the suspicion that it was Gov. Nyesom Wike that was the architect and executioner of the project in his sustained bid to politicise security in Rivers State ahead of 2019 general election.”

The statement reads: “The protest of Friday did not come to the APC and cursory observers as a surprise because 24 hours earlier, the Rivers State Government through the Information and Communications Commissioner, Barr. Emma Okah, had flown a kite by accusing the APC of planning to organise a protest in solidarity with SARS. Okah’s press release was obviously meant to divert attention from the anti-SARS protest the government had already planned as was witnessed yesterday. Of course, the APC had no plans to hold any rallies at all and the party stated so.

“To the APC, the Wike-organised anti-SARS march funded and publicised by the Rivers State Government last Friday, was only a small part of the strategic scheme by Gov. Nyesom Wike generally targeted at demonizing, destabilizing and demoralising security agencies in the State. But most importantly for Gov. Wike is his avowed objective of ensuring that CSP Akin Fakorede (SARS Commander) is removed from Rivers State.

“We have stated it over and over again, that having thrown every imaginable bait at Mr. Fakorede but failing to compromise the officer, Gov. Wike is hell-bent on seeing off Akin Fakorede from Rivers State especially as 2019 elections approach. The world knows that the self-acclaimed electoral invincibility of Gov. Wike is woven around the governor’s expertise in bribing electoral umpire and security agents. The evidence abound including the matter of electoral officials who he bribed with over N360m who are presently standing trial, the audio recording that was published by Saharareporters and many other cases.

“The APC would like to emphasise that the singular crime of CSP Akin Fakorede against Gov. Wike is that the SARS Commander has rejected every move by the governor to bribe him. With all his entreaties having failed, Gov. Wike is utilising everything else including Rivers taxpayers’ money to levy media war against the officer. The protest march of Friday was the next stage of Gov. Wike’s agenda to embarrass the Police authorities into removing Akin Fakorede from Rivers State for failing to play ball with the governor.

“The APC is deeply saddened that Gov. Nyesom Wike who is statutorily the chief security officer of Rivers State is the same person working so hard to undermine security in the State by politicising it. We appeal to the governor to have a change of heart and allow security agencies carry out their job professionally and unhindered. Gov. Wike’s meddlesomeness in security matters is further worsening the insecurity in the State instead of bettering it.

“We make bold to appeal to the authorities of Nigeria Police and other security agencies not to get their eyes off the ball in Rivers State, they must refuse to be deceived by Gov. Wike’s antics for the sake of the people and residents of the State. We hope and believe that they know the governor more than the governor thinks.”

 

 

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Uduaghan to host prominent Nigerians in Warri

Posted on September 28, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Uduaghan to host prominent Nigerians in Warri

The Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli will on Saturday, confer a chieftaincy title on Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan.

The Chief Executive Officer, Webster Group of Companies, will be honoured with the title, Elema of Warri Kingdom.

A statement in Asaba, Thursday, said prominent politicians, members of the diplomatic corps, justices, serving and retired military officers as well as movers and shakers of industry, finance, the public service and the legislature would be attendance.

The statement signed by the Chairman of Delta Leaders Forum, Chief Maxwell Nkenchor commended leaders of Itsekiri communities for appreciating the achievements and contributions of Uduaghan to Nigeria.

The leaders praised Uduaghan for his loyalty, boldness and vibrancy.

“Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan has the pains of the Itsekiri nation at heart. He is making a difference in the lives of the people” the leaders said.

They lauded the Warri Monarch for contributing to the peace, unity and progress of the state.

The leaders who were full of praise for the good people of Abiugborodo in Warri North Local Government , urged Itsekiri sons and daughters not to relent in contributing to the social, political and economic development of Nigeria.

“The event will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the palace of the Olu of Warri’ the statement added.

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Amnesty Beneficiaries set to graduate from Innoson Motors Training Institute

Posted on September 26, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Amnesty Beneficiaries set to graduate from Innoson Motors Training Institute

pix4All is now set for the graduation of 200 Presidential Amnesty Programme Beneficiaries, successfully trained in Automobile Construction, Repairs and maintenance at Innoson Motors Training Institute.

The graduation of the beneficiaries which is scheduled for Friday 29th, September 2017 was made known to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by Mr. Wabiye Idoniboyeobu, a media consultant to Brigadier General Paul Boroh

pix1“The training which lasted 9 months is set to produce skilled technicians in Automobile Electronics, Welding and Fabrication, Mechanical Technicians and even Painters; just pix3to mention a few” Wabiye said.

The statement also noted that over 100 actual Ex Militants are part of the training while the rest are youths from impacted communities.

Congratulations to the beneficiaries.

The Pictures below show the beneficiaries working tirelessly to meet up their target to produce an 18 seater bus and 4 X 4 pickup truck before the graduation date

Wabiye Idoniboyeobu
For BAF MEDIA

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South-South leaders chide Timi Frank, say he is mischievous

Posted on September 26, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

South-South leaders chide Timi Frank, say he is mischievous

Prominent politicians in the South-South geo-political zone on Monday came out condemning the suspended deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Timi Frank and described him as evil and mischievous.

At a meeting in Yenegoa, the leaders scolded Frank for cutting a very bad image for the zone.

They called the reckless talk, unwarranted demands and disgraceful behavior of the suspended deputy national publicity secretary of the party nauseating.

The leaders, who reacted to Timi Frank’s frequent rants against Oyegun, described his recent interview as shocking and repulsive, adding that “We feel very sorry for the people who listen to the sermons of Timi Frank.”

The leaders accused Timi Frank of creating confusion, saying President Muhammadu Buhari put in his letter of resignation, mentioning ‘irreconcilable differences with the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) as his reasons for quitting.

They also listed the pulling out of the Ume-Ezeoke led ANPP from the case instituted at the presidential election tribunal challenging the declaration of President Umaru Yar’Adua by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the 2007 presidential election and the involvement of the party in the controversial Government of National Unity (GNU) mounted by President Umaru Yar’adua.

“John Odigie-Oyegun did not kill ANPP. He did not drive Buhari from the party. APC is not dying. It is doing well under Odigie-Oyegun.”

They commended the national chairman of the country’s leading party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for his commitment to democracy, social justice and pluralism.

“Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is doing his job well. The national chairman of the ruling party is making the party more inclusive. He is committed to exploring all avenues to ensure lasting peace in Kogi, Kaduna and others” the leaders said.

In a statement, the leaders praised Oyegun for maintaining internal cohesion in Nigeria’s most successful political party, saying the chairman of the ruling party had been the victim of a “vicious smear campaign” from those pursuing selfish agenda.

“Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has a track record of success” the leaders said.

Signed by the Chairman of South-South Front, Chief John Harry, the leaders described Oyegun’s leadership style as “exceptional.”

They also commended the APC government for improving the nation’s economy, fighting corruption effectively and taking Nigeria to ‘next level.’

“APC has managed the Nigerian economy very well and made it better than it was 27months ago.”

“The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) fused into one, adopted one symbol, accepted one slogan, a common manifesto and a single constitution. APC controls the majority of the voters in the country and has government machinery at its disposal. It is projected to maintain its position as the biggest party in 2019” the leaders added.

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APC is in good health, South-South leaders reply Sagay, Secondus

Posted on September 22, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

APC is in good health, South-South leaders reply Sagay, Secondus

South-South Leaders on Friday disagreed with Prof. Itse Sagay over the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), advising him not to fuel crisis in the ruling party through wide and baseless allegations.

“APC is a success story and an example of how democracy can work. There is no confrontation between the stakeholders and the Presidency. The party is controlling the grassroots” the leaders said.

At a meeting on critical issues surrounding democracy and economic development in Nigeria, the leaders commended the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party for discouraging violence, harmonizing all contending elements to minimize crisis and promoting internal democracy through free and fair elections.

“APC has made Nigeria stand up on its feet and be counted as one of the few most respected nations on earth” the leaders said.

In a statement in Calabar, the leaders praised the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for changing the face of Nigeria politics and the nature of political discourse in the country, building a sustaining party apparatus, making the party attractive to individuals and groups and defending the electorate.

The leaders, who were angered over the state of the economy under PDP, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for leading Nigeria’s unprecedented growth, development and prosperity.

Particularly, they praised Buhari for the impressive recovery of the economy from recession and the modernization of the country’s infrastructure.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is moving Nigeria towards a higher level of sustainable prosperity” the leaders said.

Signed by the chairman of South- South Front, Chief John Harry, the leaders expressed disappointment over the incessant attack on the party by the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay.

The leaders were quick to downplay the views of the national coordinator, Freedom and Justice Movement (FJM), Dr. Breakforth Onwunbuya and Uche Secondus, former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on 2019 general election and the performance of the Buhari-led APC government, telling Nigerians to shun them.

In a major show of dissent against Sagay, Secondus and Onwunbuya, the leaders said APC was not collapsing.”

They described Oyegun as a strong and stable leader.

“The PDP is deeply wounded. It has manifestly failed. APC will take Anambra and Ekiti states off APGA and PDP. It will also win the 2019 general election” the leaders said.

“We are sticking with APC in 2019 the leaders added.

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