The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Chief Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was spending his last days in office as Governor of Rivers State.
The party was reacting to the statement credited to PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, who was quoted to be talking about the failure of PDP and INEC counsels to appear before the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Friday, September 18: Metuh said, “Even if our lawyers and witnesses didn’t appear at the Rivers Tribunal today and the remaining days, it doesn’t stop us PDP from winning at the judgment. But should we fail at judgment, we shall win even above 1.5 million votes in Rivers State re-run Governorship and other elections.”
Rivers APC in a statement issued Monday in Port Harcourt and made available by its Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, dismissed Metuh’s position as mere day-dreaming.
The party said:
“While we do not wish to comment on the likely outcome of the current sitting of the Rivers Guber Election Tribunal since the case is sub judice, we find Chief Metuh’s position laughable because the evidence before the tribunal indicates that Chief Wike is spending his final days in office as Rivers State Governor. Just like PDP, we as a political party are equally eagerly looking forward to a re-run of the Rivers State governorship election. Contrary to the empty boast of Metuh that PDP shall win even above 1.5 million votes in the envisaged re-run elections, we make bold to tell him that PDP died in Rivers State the day former Governor Chibuike Amaechi in November 2013 led all those who mattered in the party to join the APC and take a front seat in the vanguard for Nigeria’s political emancipation. We are convinced that our candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, shall win the expected re-run guber polls with a landslide as he has the full support of the good people of Rivers State.”
Diddy finally reaches out to Niniola after four years of sending him DMs without response
Top Nigerian Afrobeats songstress, Niniola, and American music star cum businessman, Diddy are set to collaborate.
The duo linked up for the very first time via video call after Diddy was informed about her music and he showed interest in working with her.
It is a story of divine providence and destiny as Niniola sent DM to the rapper as far as 2018, but she never got a response until four years later.
Fast-forward to 2022, and faith had beautiful plans for the singer who was eventually connected with the music executive.
Niniola did not only did get a response from Diddy, but also a spoke with him via FaceTime and he explained the whole situation.
According to the Bad Boy Records CEO, he just never saw her messages because of flooded DMs, however, when he started scouting for an artiste to hop on his Afrobeats remix, someone suggested Niniola.
It was when he tried to send her a message via Instagram that he saw tht had previoulsy DM’s him but he never knew.
Niniola who shared a video of her speaking with the award-winning musician, noted that dreams do come through.
Ed Sheeran faces trial for plagiarism on ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Ed Sheeran, a British megastar, will testify in court to defend himself against claims that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye for his international hit song “Thinking Out Loud.”
Ed Sheeran, a top-charting artist and internationally successful pop star, has been informed by a federal judge that he must go to trial in response to claims that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye’s 1973 smash song “Let’s Get It On” on his 2014 track “Thinking Out Loud.”
In his application to the court, Ed Sheeran argued that the copyright claims should be rejected because they were “baseless” and “far too frequent.”
The plaintiffs claim that Ed Sheeran and his writing partner Amy Wadge copied and exploited, without authorization or credit the Marvin Gaye song, “including but not limited to the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation, and looping.” They are seeking $100 million (£90 million) in damages.
A lawsuit was recently filed against Ed Sheeran and his songwriting partners John McDaid and Steven McCutcheon over claims that a chorus from their song “Shape of You” was lifted verbatim from Ross O’Donoghue and Sami Chokri 2015 single “Oh Why.”
The High Court Judge ruled that the imitation was “not purposefully nor unconsciously” made during the trial that took place in March 2022. Ed and his co-defendants were given £900,000 in costs.
Ed wrote on his Instagram page following the court decision that he hoped it would put an end to more unfounded claims. Ed Sheeran is not yet getting his desire, though, as he must deal with another lawsuit.
Mr Ibu joins ‘Obidient’ rally in Jos despite endorsing Tinubu (Video)
Mr. Ibu, the comic actor, has joined a rally being held in the name of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
A large crowd trooped out on Wednesday evening to receive Obi and Yusuf Datti, his running mate, in Jos.
The visit came as the campaign season for the 2023 election officially kicked off in accordance with the timetable.
The crowd and Obi’s team assembled at Rwang Pam township stadium for the rally amid cheers from supporters.
In the crowd was Mr Ibu who would later take to the podium to deliver a short solidarity speech for Obi.
“He is ready to rule us. He is ready to take up the seat of the president. I want you to be obidient,” he said.
FG to consider China’s newly-certified plane for Nigeria Air
Don’t marry ladies who drink alcohol in public, Ayade’s aide tells men
UNILAG launches $500m endowment fund to mark diamond jubilee
See five reasons your teeth are turning yellow
Nigerian lecturer, Mohammed Sulaiman welcomes his 19th child, marries 4th wife
‘Give universities autonomy, scrap JAMB’ — Leke Alder suggests ways to improve education sector
‘Pray for your rulers’ — Adeboye expresses concern over rising cost of bread and flight tickets
Fr Mbaka removed from Adoration Ministry, sent to monastery
NDLEA arrests another billionaire drug baron in VGC, Lagos
Wolves sack manager Bruno Lage
Strike: Respect court order, resume duty, FG tells ASUU
Declare your assets before leaving office — SERAP tells Buhari
Celebrities7 days ago
Okon Lagos and Frank Ufomadu disagree over arrest of Bayelsa kidnapper, John Lyon
News5 days ago
Commuters injured as road transport workers clash in Lagos
Celebrities1 week ago
85% of Nigerian women are lesbians but men don’t know – Actress Uju Mandy reveals
Crime6 days ago
Dethroned Lagos traditional ruler, Mutiu Ogundare, sentenced to 15 years in prison for faking his own kidnap
News1 week ago
90,000 terrorists have surrendered in one year — it has never happened anywhere in the world, says Zulum
Politics7 days ago
JUST IN: APC postpones campaign kick-off indefinitely
News3 days ago
Heavy police storm Lekki Tollgate over planned rally by Peter Obi’s supporters
News2 days ago
Nigerian doctor detained by Saudi police cries to FG for help