Connect with us


I Have No Plans To Rejoin APC – Governor Ortom



Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has disclosed that he won’t go back to the ruling All Progressives Congress after he defected to The Peoples Democratic Party before the 2019 governorship election.

The Governor who won his second term on the platform of the PDP, said he declined the invitation of the joining the APC after being contacted by some notable persons.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase, Ortom averred that he is enjoying a robust relationship with other leaders of the party in Benue State and the entire North Central region.

He Said;

“We have read some mischievous statements by members of the opposition in Benue State insinuating that Gov. Samuel Ortom plans to rejoin All Progressives Congress.

“Those involved in the impish allegation are clearly doing so to soothe their stuck-up apprehensions.

“Why will Gov. Ortom return to APC? To do what?

“It is true that the governor was contacted by some notable persons to defect from Peoples Democratic Party, but he declined the invitation.

“Gov Ortom is the leader of PDP in North Central Nigeria, and he is enjoying a robust relationship with other leaders of the party in Benue State and the entire region.

“It is, therefore, ridiculous for anyone to insinuate that the governor has the intention to leave PDP.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Cultists arrested while fighting over a gun deal



The Ogun State Police Command has arrested six suspected cultists in Odogbolu area of the state.

The Lagos-based suspected cultists Oluwadamilare Aboyeji, Matthew Adebiyi, Jacob Solomon and Iliasu Jubril, and Odogbolu-based suspected cultists Segun Olubanjo and Samuel Olaniyan were arrested after concluding on a deal to purchase a locally-made pistol for an operation.

Ogun police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said;

“Investigation revealed that the Ikorodu-based suspects contracted Samuel Olaniyan to purchase a locally-made pistol for them, and when the gun was delivered, they discovered that the pistol was not serviceable; hence they came with full force to deal with the Odogbolu-based cultists for betraying their trust.

“While the pandemonium was going on, a distress call was made to the Odogbolu Division, consequence upon which the DPO, SP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his men to the scene, where the six suspects were apprehended.

“Recovered from them were one locally-made pistol and two live cartridges.”

The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation with a view to charging them.

Continue Reading


Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19



Former French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who became a champion of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19.

Giscard, who served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems and was released only to return back to the hospital in mid-November.

He died at his family home nearby after suffering from complications linked to the virus, according to a statement issued by the foundation he had set up and chaired.

“His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid-19,” his family said in a statement to AFP.

The Foundation Valéry Giscard d’Estaing tweeted: “In accordance with his wishes, his funeral will take place in the strictest family intimacy.”

Giscard was known for steering the modernisation of French society during his presidency, including allowing divorce by mutual consent and legalising abortion.

He was elected president at 48, coming to power after years of Gaullist rule, and sought to liberalise the economy and social attitudes. He was credited with launching major projects including France’s high-speed TGV train network.

The head of President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party in parliament, Christophe Castaner, said: “His modern and resolutely progressive policies … will long mark his legacy.”

Continue Reading


NPP releases the original video of the supposed bribery video of Nana Addo



NPP releases the original video of the supposed bribery video of Nana Addo
Nana Akuffo Addo

Over the few days, there have been a video trending on social media that sees the first gentleman of the land Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo taking money from some people.

According to the people of the opposition party thus the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the money which is said to be $40,000 was a bribe given to the President after he had won the 2016 elections.

The NDC according to their communication stated that they don’t understand why the President who claims to be incorruptible would take a bribe.

The President’s party the NPP came back to react on the trending video saying it was doctored by the NDC as their last minute plot to destroy the President ahead of the upcoming elections which is just few days away.

In the response, the said video was recorded when Nana Addo was then vying to be elected as President and the money received was to support his campaign and not a bribe as the NDC want people to believe.

Well, the party has released the original video from the meeting between the President and the people.

Watch the video below:

Subscribe to watch new videos

Veteran broadcaster Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has also revealed that identity of the person who recorded the video.

According to him, the person is known as Salis Yakubu Atsuluho whom he personally introduced to Anas Aremeyaw Anas to be trained as an investigative journalist but he was sacked after 4 or 5 months by Anas.

Source link

Continue Reading

Popular this week