The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has claimed the federal government is appointing only Vice Chancellors that would help the All Progressives Congress (APC) rig the 2023 elections.
Wike alleged that only academics who agree to submit names of politically exposed lecturers as returning officers to rig elections for APC, are being appointed as Vice Chancellors of federal universities.
He however warned Vice-Chancellors and lecturers that those contemplating rig elections in Rivers State will be treated as coup plotters.
The Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, in a statement in Port Harcourt, stated that Wike made the during the foundation laying ceremony for the construction of 9200 capacity ultramodern convocation arena of the University of Port Harcourt by the Rivers State government on Tuesday.
Wike said it is worrisome that Nigeria has degenerated to the point where politicians now influence who becomes a Vice-Chancellor of a federal government for the purposes of rigging elections.
He said: “Let me warn, not one person will dare to rig election in Rivers State. Not one person will dare it. I have told people, allow the university community to produce those who will be leaders of this country.
“Don’t turn university community to be where you will have politicians who manipulate and change the mandate of the people. Anybody who does that, you know it is a coup and you know the punishment for coup plotters.”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended membership registration and revalidation in Imo, Kwara, Ogun, and Rivers states for another two weeks.
This was contained in a statement by the party's caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoehede, in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Secretary said the extension followed the recommendation of the party’s Membership Registration Appeals Committee.
“Following the recommendation of the Membership Registration Appeals Committee, the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the continuation of the Party’s membership registration, revalidation and register update exercise in Imo, Kwara, Ogun, and Rivers states.
“With this approval, the membership registration, revalidation, and register update exercise in the four states will continue for two weeks....
Fans of Nigerian comedian Perry Samuel popular known as Broda Shaggi, has reacted to photos of his mother as he celebrates her birthday.
The comic actor took to his Instagram page to shower praises and love on her mother as she turns a year older today.
In the post, Broda Shaggi described his mother as the woman that became his father, the one who supported his dreams with prayers and brought him up in good manners.
Shaggi also shared ageless photos of his mother as he expressed love for her, adding that there will be no end to her happiness.
He wrote: To the Love of my life, to the woman who became my father, to the one who supported all my...
Nollywood actress Adebimpe Oyebade has slammed an Instagram troll who attacked her for exposing Yomi Fabiyi's sexual advances towards her after the actor came under fire following his debut movie 'Oko Iyabo'.
Kemifilani News recalls that Bimpe Oyebade, also reacting on an Instagram blog, expressed displeasure over the movie as she questioned the reasons behind the movie production.
Reacting to Bimpe’s comment, an Instagram user referred to how Yomi Fabiyi consistently shades the actress on his social media page and calling her unprintable name.
Responding, Adebimpe Oyebade said she’s aware of Yomi Fabiyi’s shades but has always ignored him.
She added that the primary reason for Yomi Fabiyi’s action is because she didn’t make herself available for his sexual needs...