Ayade Sworn-in for Second Term Amid Cheers

Governor Ayade

……Says He Will be Project Manager Chidiebere Onyemaizu The UJ Esune stadium, Calabar was agog Wednesday May 29, 2019 as Cross River state governor Professor Ben Ayade took oath of office for his second term before thousands of Cross Riverians. At exactly 11.40 am, the re-elected governor, adorning a blue Jean trousser over a ash coloured T-shirt and a bowler hart, was sworn-in by the state’s Chief Judge,Justice Michael  Edem amid thunderous cheers from the ecstatic crowd. His deputy, Professor Ivara Esu had earlier been sworn in. The colourful ceremony…

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Ihedioha: From the Green Chamber to Douglas House

Emeka Ihedioha, Imo State

By Hon. Victor Afam Ogene When the Imo state electorate chose the Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as their next governor, at the last election, it was a bold statement anchored on an informed judgement. Their action was a clear message that “leadership is a serious business that is sustained by trust and  evaluated by its level of responsibility and responsiveness.” That apparently was the verdict that ensured that the people openly rejected Uche Nwosu, the son in-law of the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, who he had presented as his preferred…

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Okorocha Plants Landmines on Ihedioha’s Path

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Out-going Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha,  whose second and final tenure ends on May 29, 2019, will be leaving behind a landmine for the in-coming governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, The Source has learnt. Ihedioha won the March 9, 2019 Imo governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Still smarting from his failure to install, as successor, his son-in-law and candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, Uche Nwosu, in the governorship election, Okorocha has allegedly perfected plans to force monumental financial obligation on…

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Ajimobi: Demystified

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to Saturday February 23rd, 2019 polls, Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi was optimistic and confident that he will return to the Senate after finishing his tenure as the governor on 29th May, 2019. Unfortunately, he was living on the crest of illusion and fantasy, as the electorates had another mission and intention in stock for him. Which is simply denying him their votes at the poll. Ajimobi had been a senator, representing Oyo South Senatorial District before contesting for the gubernatorial seat and winning…

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President Macron Thrilled At Afrikan Shrine

Femi Kuti, Afrobeat musician and son of music legend Fela Kuti, thrilled French President Emmanuel Macron and guests alongside dancehall singer Yemi Alade at the New Afrika Shrine on Tuesday. Both of them were among entertainers and industry experts gathered at the Shrine to celebrate Fela’s legacy during the visit of the French President. Macron, who visited the shrine to inaugurate the African Cultural season to be hosted in France in 2020, is believed to be the first real President to enter the shrine. The event, hosted by Banky W…

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Suswam Arrested By DSS

The Department of State Services on Wednesday arrested former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, over security issues in the state. The former governor was arrested after the incumbent governor, Samuel Ortom, allegedly petitioned the DSS over the security situation in the state, as he (Suswam), was allegedly planning to make it ungovernable, reports Channels Television. A source close to the governor who pleaded anonymity confirmed the arrest as well as the petition to Channels Television on Thursday. The DSS had arrested the former Governor in 2017, after it said…

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APC Cautions Okorocha Over Attack On Party

Rochas Okorocha

By Akinwale Kasali Governor Rochas Owelle Okorocha is presently swimming in trouble waters with the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress over several verbal attacks on party leaders. Okorocha, who was once the ‘beautiful bride’ and a party faithful of the ruling party few years back. But, Okorocha is presently on the bad books of the party as he has began ruffling feathers with the powers that be in the party. The party advised the governor to work with the party leadership in his state instead of making…

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