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Wike can’t ask for my liver and kidney for assisting me – Dino



“I want to tell you that, that you supported me, does not mean that you’ll ask for my liver and kidney. I’ll not give it. Let me say it that Wike himself, had always been supported and and he owes PDP a lot and anything he’s doing for any individual in PDP is like giving back to what the PDP did for him.”

Those were the exact words of Dino Melaya, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election in Kogi State, as he explained why he would rail against Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, even after admitting having being a beneficiary of his kindness.

Dino, Senator, formerlly representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, was speaking against the backdrop of the altercation he had been having with the governor, in the last two weeks, which had led to some revelations about past happening in their relationships, including how Wike bankrolled his last effort to be governor.

A guest on The Morning Show, a breakfast programme on Arise Television, Dino who was asked by his host why he would accept assistance from Wike, a man he called unprintable names, said it was the governor that started the bitter encounter, because of his anger for not being supported in his last presidential bid.

Also describing Wike as an attention seeker, who would do anything to secure public attention, he said the support the governor gave to him in the past, was because he was convinced that he would perform in office.

“That’s why he invested his money in me and that’s why he gave me his private jet. So, what now happened that the same person you saw quality in him, is the same person – you would not put your money where you have no faith. Nobody will do that. Only a mad man will do that. So, he was invested because at that time he saw quality in me. He saw me that I was qualified to be governor of Kogi State. But because I refused to do his bidding, because I refused to support his failed presidential ambition, you now want to take on me,” he said.

Blaming the governor for the war of words, the Senator, added: “Throughout the campaign, you would never find a place where I spoke derogatorily about Governor Wike, because I respect him as somebody who had assisted me in the past. There was no time I spoke in low terms or low tunes about him. This should not be about Wike, because this is what Wike is looking for. He’s an attention seeker.

“He wants to be talked about. He wants to be in the news at all times. He has granted live coverages more than any other public officer in the world. You want to do ground-breaking of a project, you go live, you want to do foundation, you go live, you want to cast a foundation, you go live. One single project, five, six people will come, you create ceremonies and waste tax-payers money of Rivers State.

“So I want to talk about the development of Kogi State and how we’re going to make life meaningful for the the people, how we’re going to assist the youths, how we’re going to ensure that women are empowered, how we’re going to improve education in the state through ICT. Those are the issues that I’d really want to talk about and not about Oluwa Wike, who sees himself as a demi-god.”


Obi to Nigerians: Don’t be despaired, your mandate won’t be lost



The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi says he is aware of some evil designs against himself and his supporters in the coming months.

The former Anambra State governor disclosed this in a statement released on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, May 29, 2023.

The release of the statement coincided with the inauguration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Nigeria’s President at the Eagle Square in Abuja.


I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity.

— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) May 28, 2023

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For all Nigerians, this is a time for deep reflection. It is also a time to re-examine our assumptions, even as we reaffirm our hopes. Let us calmly review our aspirations, in order to recalibrate our expectations and pin down the causes of our missed opportunities and disappointments.

We stand at that critical moment in time when, as a people, we must collectively come to grips with the reality of our injured destiny as well as the reasons for that injury. It is for us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and identify clear pathways to a better and greater future for us all. As we await the verdict of the election tribunal, I urge all Nigerians to use this opportunity to renew their commitment to the Nigerian ideal. That ideal remains noble and worth every sacrifice we can make.


Nigeria remains our only patrimony and it is a patrimony we must protect, rather than violate. We have no other nation but this, so let us remain committed to rescuing and rebuilding it.

The judiciary is part of the democratic enterprise and a critical governance tool for determining the propriety of the decisions and actions of every citizen and every institution of state. To that extent, and for that reason, I urge everyone to treat it with the respect and dignity it deserves.

We expect that the Nigerian judiciary will use the election cases now before it to reaffirm its independence and integrity. It has to do so, for all our sakes and for itself.

Nigerians must, therefore, remain peaceful and law abiding. No matter the depth of anyone’s reservations about what is going on in the polity today, no matter the real and imagined provocations, and no matter the disagreement out there, we should remember that this will not last forever.

I remain committed, and untiring, in my determination to work with like-minded fellow Nigerians to end the curse of missed opportunities and squandered hope that has become our lot here.

I will never shrink from that original commitment, because I firmly believe that we must change from the present politics of criminality, and corruption, in order to make a new Nigeria possible.

I call on fellow Nigerians, especially the youths to remain steadfast, calm, patient, and peaceful. Our journey may be long and difficult but it is worth it in every way. Victory is assured.

We have to work together to move our beautiful country from corruption and criminality to a center of productivity rather than aimless consumption.

I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity.

These schemes will aim at degrading our support base and confusing the public. But, no evil campaign will alter the substance of my character; nor diminish my patriotic commitment to a better Nigeria. It is about the future of our youths. it is about ending the Years of Locust.

In all of this, I thank Nigerians, our great party (LP) and the media. The latter, as the Fourth Estate of the realm, has remained a trusted ally.

This Estate must continue to guide our people on the immense promise of a future in a new Nigeria.

God bless Nigeria and protect the troops keeping us safe in this season of vaulting insecurity.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. –PO


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Tinubu will unveil Ministers in two months *He’ll be different – Faleke



James Faleke, lawmaker and Secretary of the now defunct All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), has revealed that President Bola Tinubu would unveil members of his cabinet within 60 days.

Channels Television, which quoted him as saying on Monday, at the inauguration of of Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as president and vice-president of Nigeria was underway at the Eagle Square in Abuja, said the President, would , unveil his cabinet as soon as possible.

Faleke, who promised that the new President would bring a different approach to power, was quoted as saying: “Of course, within 60 days, that’s what the law says. He can announce anytime but I just know he must do it within 60 days.”

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Tinubu: My stand on corruption, insecurity *How I’ll banish poverty in Nigeria



Eradication of terrorism, waging war against corruption and battling the crippling poverty in Nigeria, would form the fulcrum of a new Nigeria President Bola Tinubu, says he would strive to put in place as his new government began hours ago after assuming the reins of power as the 16th President, after Muhammadu Buhari handed over to him at an elaborate ceremony at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday.

Vowing to  defend Nigeria from all forms of terror, as well as end extreme poverty in the country, Tinubu, told Nigerians: “I will do that through job creation and food security and end to extreme poverty. I will ensure that corruption is tacked by strenghtening anti-corruption agencies.”

He also promised that his administration would discourage corruption through the introduction of a credit culture, stating: “Our government will continue to take proactive steps such as championing a credit culture to discourage corruption while strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the various anti-corruption agencies.”

It was also on a day the President, who had during his presidential campaigns, promised Nigerians that he would remove subsidy on petroleum products, made good his words by announcing suspension on them, adding that the era of payments on fuel was gone, as the 2023 Budget made no provision for fuel subsidy “and more so, subsidy payment is no longer justifiable.”

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