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- Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state is hopeful of being Nigeria's president someday- The governor said his current political travails were only strengthening him for the presidential seat- The outgoing governor said the wishes of his political adversaries concerning him would not come to passGovernor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has vowed that he will become the president of the Nigeria in future.Governor Okorocha made the statement on Sunday, May 26 during his valedictory thanksgiving service held at the Government House Chapel in Owerri.According to him, his current political travails, particularly the seizure of his Certificate of Return as the Imo west senator-elect, were only strengthening him for the presidential seat.The outgoing governor said the wishes of his political adversaries concerning him would not come to pass, saying “those who want me to go to prison will go to prison before me.”READ ALSO: Opinion: Governor Wike and the dance of the spirit by Christopher EgboSahara Reporters quoted the governor as saying the elite hated him because he decided to approach the affairs of the state differently.Describing himself as “the most criticised politician” in the country, Governor Okorocha said that all the ploy to stop him from going to the Senate will fail.His words: “I tell you, I am the most criticised person in Nigeria today. I don’t know why the entire elite hate me with cruelty.“My Senate ambition is still a battle. More than 30 people have joined the suit to fight me. All these, I will overcome.“They are only preparing me for the glory ahead.“Mark it, I will be president of Nigeria. I said this on this altar so that the kingdom of God will rise against those fighting to stop me.“Also, those who think they will put me in prison will go to prison before me.“They don’t want me to be at the National Assembly, but I will be there. I know I am the last man standing, but I will not give up.”He said that 95 percent of Imo indigenes did not understand him and his style of governance.“Only a few of them later realised that I meant well for the state. I governed the state with passion. I broke protocols and bent the laws, but I never broke laws.“When I took over the office eight years ago, I wasn’t unmindful that a lot of people will misunderstand me and try to distract me.“But today, I have left the state better than I met it. I am the architect of the new Imo. I am a satisfied governor,” he said.Governor Okorocha in recent times, has been lamenting over his treatment by the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).READ ALSO: Amaechi says his ultimate ambition is to make heavenOkorocha who has been at loggerhead with some senior members of the party, says he has been wondering if all he did for the APC was worth it.The governor made the comment when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated some projects in the state on Thursday, May 23, adding that he had worked passionately for the ruling party but what he got in return was the seizure of his certificate of return and constant hounding by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission.Stay with Legit and keep track of the latest news in Nigeria!What has changed in Nigeria since the last election? | Legit TV
Abia: APGA LG chairmen attack Oye for ‘secretly’ selecting Ehiemere, others as executives, reject...
The seventeen local government areas chairmen of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, have condemned the party’s congresses conducted in the state by the Chief Victor Oye-led national working committee (NWC).The chairmen described the purported state congress of the party, which returned Reverend Augustine Ehiemere as APGA Chairman, as charade that would not stand the test of time.They claimed that the Oye-led National Working Committee (NWC) was thwarting the genuine efforts of the party members to restore peace and unity in the Abia chapter of APGA.Omerenma Ogbonna, the Umuahia South Local Government Area chairman of APGA, who spoke on behalf of other LG chairmen of the party in the state, during a press conference held in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, at the weekend, regretted that the constitution of the party was being grossly violated by those who he alleged, want to destroy the party in Abia, by violating peaceful agreement earlier reached.The APGA chieftains warned that the latest action of the party by returning Ehiemere as Abia chairman was capable of leading to the demise of the party in the state before 2023 general elections.They opined that those perpetrating the illegal act (Congress), had proven that they were more interested in occupying positions for personal gains, rather than moving the party forward.“Going ahead to secretly select unfit persons and impose them as party executives, against the provisions of the constitution of the party, while isolating majority of the Congress elected LGA Chairmen”.“APGA is not a secret cult, thus its congresses must be openly done in a manner that would meet the expectations and desires of her members and teeming supporters, and regretted that the party is claiming to be conducting a congress when Congress forms were seen no where and LGA offices of the party witnessed no exercise”.However, in a telephone interview with DALY POST on Sunday, the deputy National Chairman of the APGA for South, Engr. Uchenna Okogbuo, asserted that,” Everybody can’t be party executives at the same time as I always said. Some aggrieved members are allowed to vent their anger in whatever way they choose. They are entitled to their opinion. How far they can go is a question for another day.”
The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide, YCYW, has given a 7-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate the Southwest region of the country.The group said it would no longer condone the alleged criminal activities of the Fulani herdsmen in the South West geopolitical zone.This was made known in a communiqué signed by its president, Aremo Oladotun Hassan and released to journalists after a meeting in Ile Ife, Osun State during the weekend.While describing as unacceptable the killing and kidnapping of people; the group said that activities of militant herdsmen and Boko Haram have heightened insecurity in South West region.The communiqué read in part, “In view of the recurrent decimal of flagrant brutal killings by the gun wielding terrorist Fulani Herdsmen/Boko Haram, aggressive invasion and violent attacks; alleged kidnapping of innocent Yorubas and Nigerians domiciled in Yoruba land; gross violation of fundamental rights to human dignity leading to serial and merciless killings of innocent youths; rising wave of insecurity across the nation in Lagos around Ojokoro, Ibadan to Ife road, Ibadan to Ijebu Ode/Benin Ore road, Ekiti to Akure and other highways kidnappings and robberies: incessant records of brutal ritual killings to mention a few; precipitating our unanimous resolution via final 7 days quit notice to all Fulani Herdsmen/Boko Haram to stay off all our territories, towns, villages and highways in all South West states.”The group condemned the Federal Government’s meeting with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kebbi State and plans to establish a radio station directed at Fulani herdsmen.It further deplored the Federal Government’s comparison of Miyetti Allah to Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, describing it as “irresponsible and reckless”.
Former Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara, has thrown his weight behind the majority leader, and member representing Umuahia Central Constituency, in the Abia House of Assembly, Hon Chinedum Orji, for the post of speaker in the soon-to-be inaugurated 7th Abia Assembly.The former Senate President, urged the contenders of the Abia state House of Assembly speakership position to shelve their swords and support Orji in the interest of justice and equity.Wabara, who is the Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees (BoT), also canvassed that the next deputy speaker of the state Assembly should come from Ukwa East local government area of Abia.He backed Chief Paul Taribo, the current member representing Ukwa East state constituency for the seat of Deputy Speaker of the seventh Assembly.This came following the current war of words between the supporters of the outgoing Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chikwendu Kalu and the supporters of Hon. Chinedum Orji over who to lead the incoming 7th Assembly.Chinedum Orji is the first son of a former governor of the state and the senator representing the Abia Central senatorial zone, Chief Theodore Orji.The PDP chieftain, who addressed newsmen in Aba, Abia State on Sunday, argued that his stand as an elder states man, whose job was advisory was to maintain the political peace the state had enjoyed under Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for the past four years.He said, “Our party believes in zoning of political offices. We also believe in macro and micro zoning of offices to ensure that power rotates among the political blocks equally. The Governor is from the Ukwa/Ngwa political block in the Abia South senatorial zone, his deputy is from Old Bende bloc in the Abia North senatorial zone, so the just thing to do is to zone the speakership position to the Abia central senatorial zone.“But in doing that we must be careful to consider the fact that Abia Central senatorial zone cuts across the Ukwa/Ngwa and old Bende political blocs and for the sake of equity, it will not be just for the Ukwa/Ngwa block that produced the Governor to also produce the speaker. Based on that we argued that old Bende axis should produce the speaker from the Umuahia area, while Ukwa/Ngwa axis should take the deputy speaker, but this time around the Ukwa nation should have the slot since the Governor is of the Ngwa nation.”
Okoro Blessing has finally admitted faking a new house claim on her birthday, as the owner of the house, Eze Money, released more proof to counter her claim.Shortly after Eze Money shared a photo of his building plan, an audio conversation was released by the blogger’s friend. Okoro Blessing who admitted faking the house, said she planned on waiting for some time for the whole issue to die down before building a replica of the house so as to launder her own image online.The blogger who further revealed that she has spoken to Eze just to calm him down, admitted seeking the permission of the house’s security guard to take the pictures she posted. Okoro Blessing also admitted to have spoken to the real owner of the house who returned from China today, via a post she shared on Instagram.
”Naira Marley is like a star in prison,he is working on new songs in prison” – Kemi Olunloyo revealsRetired journalist Kemi Olunloyo revealed that she spoke with Naira Marley’s lawyer over the weekend to ask about the welfare of the singer.It was revealed that Naira Marley is like a star in the prison and he is writing songs he would when he comes out of prison.Watch Video below
Nigerians have condemned the Minister of Sports and Youths Development Solomon Dalung over his stance on the refund of an overpayment by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).Concise News understands that the IAAF had in 2017 mistakenly overpaid Nigeria with $130, 000 and recently asked for a refund.The body also threatened to ban Nigeria from international competitions if it fails to refund the money.However, Dalung has queried the IAAF over the matter, saying the country did not steal the money from them.Speaking on Saturday during the Okpekpe Road Race in Edo State, Dalung wondered why an organization of repute like the IAAF will make such a mistake.He also noted that the country may not return the money and dared the athletics body to go ahead with the sanction.The development, has, however, been roundly condemned by Nigerians who vented their anger on Dalung via Twitter.Concise News compiled the reactions to the development as captured below:Isn’t it just funny that some people still take the Buhari administration seriously with the likes of Solomon Dalung & cohorts still in priority executive office How the International world must view us as??
Lionel Messi has said his team at FC Barcelona will never forgive themselves for allowing Liverpool to trash them into a 0-4 defeat at the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.Messi, who was addressing a news conference, likened the loss to the 0-1 loss his Argentine national team suffered against Germany in the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.He said “the first half wasn’t all that bad, but in the second (half) we didn’t even compete.READ ALSO: I have no regret saying prostitutes have no dignity – Actor, Okon Lagos insists“There was only one team on the pitch and that was the biggest mistake we could have made,” Messi said ahead of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia.“The worst thing we could do, and what we cannot forgive ourselves for, is the fact that we did not compete. We let them walk all over us.”AdvertisementsShare with friends: TwitterRedditGoogleFacebookLinkedInPrint
LIONEL MESSI called James Milner a 'donkey' during Liverpool's Champions League first-leg clash with Barcelona.The England midfielder had given the Argentine wizard a battering in the first-half of the semi-final clattering him with a particularly heavy challenge just before half-time.Getty - Contributor 2 Lionel Messi squared up James Milner before calling him a 'donkey' in SpanishMessi - whose team eventually crashed out to Liverpool in the second-leg - squared up to Milner and gave him a volley of abuse.Unbeknown to Messi, Milner can speak Spanish and understood every one of the offensive words coming out of his mouth.According to the Englishman, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner continued his tirade at half-time as they walked down the tunnel.He was calling me a Burro! James Milner on Lionel MessiMilner told the Mail on Sunday: "He wasn't happy."He was giving me plenty in Spanish going down the tunnel at half-time."He was calling me 'burro' which translates as donkey but I think it's also used in Spanish football as a general term for someone who goes round kicking people."I asked him if he was alright but he wasn't having it."I don't think he realised I understood his Spanish."Despite the offensive tirade, Milner still has respect for one of the greatest players of all time.He added: "He said to me: 'that foul you did, that's because I nut-megged you.' But I left him to it at that point and went into the changing room."Look I've only got admiration for him. He has earned the right to say what he wants."The stuff he did in that game, stuff he has done his whole career, it makes him tough to play against."Getty - Contributor 2 Lionel Messi was not happy with James Milner
ADVERTISEMENTThe discovery of a corpse around Anguwan Damisa in Dutse-Uku of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State has sparked riot, two months after a similar riot ensued from the discovery of a corpse in a well.Tension was high around Dutse-Uku, Cele-Bridge, Tina junction and Rikkos area yesterday, with eyewitnesses saying many houses were burnt and scores injured. The areas are known to be major flashpoints and situated at the edge of perceived rival communities.ADVERTISEMENTOur correspondents saw a corpse dangling from a police van as it sped off from the area while gunshots continued to rock the general areas for hours.An eyewitness said Operation Safe Haven had been deployed to calm the situation.ADVERTISEMENT“Security agents are stationed between Dutse-uku and Anguwan Damisa. There are also men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nasarawa Gwom Police division.”Our correspondents gathered that on sighting the bikers, residents began running into their homes without warning.The spokesman of the taskforce, Major Shittu Ibrahim Abiodun, said the situation had been brought under control.RelatedDear Esteemed reader,As part of our drive to keep improving the content of our newspaper, we are conducting a readership survey to enable us serve you better.Kindly take two minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire.Thank you for your time. Click here to beginDownload Daily Trust News App