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Anambra 2021 Election : Names Of 12 Aspirants Gunning For PDP Ticket

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PDP Anambra 2021 Election : Names Of 12 Aspirants Gunning For PDP Ticket

Anambra 2021 Election : Names Of 12 Aspirants Gunning For PDP Ticket

Twelve persons have declared interest in the November 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.
They include airline operator, Dr. Obiorah Okonkwo, United States of America – based surgeon, Dr. Godwin Maduka, House of Representatives member, Mr. Chris Azubogu, Senator Uche Ekwunife, Emeka Etiaba, Dr. Harry Oranezi, Dr. Ifedi Okwenna, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, Chuma Nzeribe, Mr. Val Ozigbo, Uche Oligbo and Ugochukwu Okeke.
There are indications that more people would join the race in the next few months.
Anambra State chairman of PDP, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu told reporters in Awka Tuesday that the party would give all of them equal opportunity during the primaries for the selection of the party’s flag bearer.
According to him, unlike what used to be the situation during previous elections, the state executive committee would not allow anybody, no matter how highly placed, to interfere in the selection process.
He observed that it was such meddlesomeness by people who claimed to be stakeholders that caused the defeat of PDP in the previous governorship elections in the state.
Nwobu said the party would avoid anything that could lead to rancour because PDP was determined to take over Anambra State to return the state to the path of progress.
He regretted that Anambra, which was debt-free before the emergence of the present administration, has been ranked among the highest debtor states in the country, adding that the people would no longer tolerate such a situation.

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Oyo state order the closing of schools due to danger of the #END SARS PROTEST.

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images 63 2 Oyo state order the closing  of schools due to danger of the #END SARS PROTEST.

This is to inform all parents and guidance that there will be no school till announcement from state Government.
Also if our area is not safe, pls call the principal to make arrangement on how to pick up the students today. Thanks
School Management.

SSS 3 students should listen to news as regards the Neco exam for tomorrow’s paper. If their is no information, then they are to leave their respective homes as soon as possible.

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Protesters Launch Soro Soke Online Radio

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images 61 2 Protesters Launch Soro Soke Online Radio

‘Soro Soke’ is a Yoruba statement which means ‘Speak upThe establishment of Soro Soke radio by the #EndSARS protesters is urging everyone to speak up, air their views and grievances against any unjust systemSoro Soke radio which has gone live will also serve as a platform to report missing persons.

Soro Soke radio can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
https://s4.radio.co/s99d55c85b/listen

The protest began to fight the wrongs of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Nigerians took to social media to commend the establishment of the online radio.

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Akwa Ibom Youths Give FG Seven Days Ultimatum To Take Over Zamfara Gold

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images 60 3 Akwa Ibom Youths Give FG Seven Days Ultimatum To Take Over Zamfara Gold

The youths said at a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday said that the gold in Zamfara belonged to the Federal Government and Governor Bello Matawalle had no right to sell the gold bar to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)Leader of Young Democratic Movement, Kuseme Idiong and Speaker, South South Youth Assembly, Comrade Victor Thompson stated that proceeds from the sale of Zamfara gold should be shared among all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as is done with the oil proceeds from the Niger Delta.

Akwa Ibom Youths under the auspices of Young Democratic Movement (YDM), and South South Youth Assembly have given the Federal Government seven days ultimatum to take over the gold in Zamfara state currently controlled by the state government.

The youths said at a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday said that the gold in Zamfara belonged to the Federal Government and Governor Bello Matawalle had no right to sell the gold bar to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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Leader of Young Democratic Movement, Kuseme Idiong and Speaker, South South Youth Assembly, Comrade Victor Thompson stated that proceeds from the sale of Zamfara gold should be shared among all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as is done with the oil proceeds from the Niger Delta.


They noted that the Constitution of Nigeria stipulates that mines and minerals including oil fields, oil mining, geological surveys and natural gas in states are exclusively under the control of the Federal Government, and wondered why the FG has not taken over the gold in Zamfara.

They described the action of Zamfara state governor as an act of lawlessness and impunity, and called on the Executive and Legislative arm of government to rise up against it.

They stated that failure of the FG to take over the mineral resources found in Zamfara state would force them to embark on a nationwide protest and call out youths in the country to join.

The groups further demanded an upward review of the derivation funds paid to Niger Delta states saying oil-producing states were not actually paid the 13 percent.

“That both the Executive and the Legislative arm of the Federal Government should rise against this act of lawlessness and impunity from the perpetrators of the sale of Zamfara Gold.Details of both past and present gold or other mineral sales should be made public and proceeds should be shared among all the states as in the case of Oil derivatives from the Niger Delta region.

“The Federal Executive Council and the National Assembly should revisit the derivative funds formula for oil-rich Niger Delta states as oil-producing states are fed below the 13% derivation.

“Failure to upwardly review the derivative funds formula for oil-rich Niger Delta states, the Federal Government must allow Niger Delta to directly sell her oil just as the recent case of Zamfara gold bar.

“We give the Federal Government up till Saturday, October 24, 2020 to give a robust and satisfactory response to our demands else the Youths of Niger Delta shall on Tuesday, October 26, 2020 embark on a Nationwide protest drawing the attention of the international community to this terrible situation. We must warn that we will not leave the streets until our demands are met,” the group stated.

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