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Wike: One More PDP Governor To Defect To APC

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Wike: One More PDP Governor To Defect To APC

Amid the reactions trailing the defection of Governor Dave Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congressive, Governor Nyesom Wike has suggested that one more governor will leave the party.

“I can tell you, there is one PDP governor that will leave,” he said Wednesday during an appearance on Politics Today.

Governor Wike, however, declined to give the name of the governor or when he will leave the party.

Just like Umahi, he expects the governor to “come up with another excuse” when giving reasons for his defections.

“The point is that these are the people who have been playing anti-party (politics). They will be romancing with the APC in the night and coming out to PDP in the day time,” he said.

Anti-party activities have bothered Governor Wike for some time but he does not think the PDP is taking the problem as seriously as it should.

“My problem with our party is that when you speak the truth, they want to crucify you. I have raised this issue severally and severally and severally.”

Umahi’s defection has created a political storm, sparking angry reactions from the PDP and cutting down the number of governors the party has in the South-East to two (Abia and Enugu). The APC controls Imo and now Ebonyi, while APGA holds sway in Anambra.

Governor Wike believes that people attribute too much power to governors when the real power lies with the people.

Citing the 2019 victories PDP recorded over incumbent APC governors in Bauchi and Adamawa, he downplayed the impact of Umahi’s defection on future elections.

‘We didn’t have party structure in Adamawa, we won because the people spoke. We didn’t have party structure in Bauchi, we won. The people spoke,” he said.

“As I speak to you today, performance is what gives any party, assuming a ruling party in that state, an advantage to win a future election. It is not because you are the governor.”

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Suspected gunrunner arrested in Cross River state

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A 52-year-old suspected gunrunner identified as Cyprian Mbe has been arrested by the Cross River State Police Command.

Mbe was arrested in connection with alleged arms supplies and promotion of native wars in some parts of the state and Etung Local Government Area where he was nabbed.

The State Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh who confirmed the suspect’s arrest said;

“During a stop and search by the Etung Divisional Patrol team, one Cyprian Mbe, a native of Bashia Village in Boki LGA was intercepted with 299 live cartridges concealed in a black bag. He is a suspected gun runner and promoter of native war

“We are still investigating to get more information about his dealings and he would be charged to court immediately we conclude.”

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See Afia Schwarzenger’s Reaction To Hajia4Real’s New Song (Video)

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The song came with a beautiful music video and Hajia is seriously promoting the song on all media platforms across the country.


In reaction to the new song, Controversial social media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger was seen in a new video teasing Hajia and also saying that she stole her video ideas from Beyonce.


She was seen making a fake call with Beyonce’s mother, reporting Hajia for stealing her ideas from Beyonce.

Watch the video below:

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Nigerian-born Attorney Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo nominated as Joe Biden’s Deputy Treasury Secretary

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US President-Elect, Joe Biden, has announced the latest wave of appointments and nomination for his economic team. On the list, is a Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary. If confirmed, Adeyemo would be the first African American Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.


He currently is the first President of the Obama Foundation in Chicago. He was a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration and will serve under Janet Yellen, who is set to lead the Treasury Department.

Biden-Harris Presidential Transition website describes him as “A leader with deep experience across both the economic and national security space, Adeyemo has served as a trusted adviser to the country’s foremost policymakers in times of crisis”.

After his nomination, Wally shared on Twitter: “Public service is about offering hope through the dark times and making sure that our economy works not just for the wealthy, but for the hard-working people who make it run. As Deputy Treasury Secretary, I look forward to helping us build back our economy better.”

Here are a few facts about him:

  • He was born in Nigeria and raised in southern California’s Inland Empire.
  • Adeyemo received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his JD from Yale Law School.
  • Before and after his service in the Obama-Biden Administration, he has advised a range of leading non-profit and private sector organizations, including the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
  • During the Obama-Biden Administration, Adeyemo served as the President’s senior international economic adviser and held a broad range of posts, including Deputy National Security Advisor, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, the first chief of staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and senior advisor and deputy chief of staff at the Department of the Treasury.

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