JUST IN: Gov. Wike ‘grabbed’ by unidentified man after speech
The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, was attacked in Rivers state today shortly after delivering a speech.
On Wednesday, Wike was in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state where he flagged off the Igwuruta Internal Roads project.
The governor during his speech revealed that he was being threatened by some forces within the PDP.
“Time will come when Nigerians will know this types of characters; characters that will say all kinds of things because of power; characters that will be agents to destroy their own people…they should take one-day fasting and pray for their forgiveness because from what I have seen they are almost doomed,” the governor said at the event.”
He finished his speech and was proceeding to leave the podium when an unidentified man grabbed the Governor’s legs from behind.
A visibly shocked Wike quickly moved away before security operatives grabbed and arrested the man.
Source: Politics Nigeria
Akinyemi, Ajumogobia, 16 other Nigerian diplomats condemn Atiku, Obi, Tinubu for holding political meetings abroad
The Nigerian Academy Of International Affairs And Former Foreign Ministers have condemned the actions of some politicians and presidential candidates who recently held strategy meetings abroad ahead of the general elections in 2023.
In a statement titled “The London Show Of Shame,” signed by Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, the body conveyed its disavowal of the politicians’ actions.
The group of 17 other former foreign affairs ministers and retired diplomats said the politicians left the “shores of Nigeria for the ex-colonialists’ capitals of London and Paris in search of delusion-solutions to Nigeria’s problems.”
“The Academy is scandalised by the clownish gathering of some members of our political elite in London recently following similar meetings in Paris and Dubai,” the statement said. “It is most unfortunate and heartbreaking that some Nigerian leaders had to abandon the shores of this country for the ex-colonialists’ capitals of London and Paris in search of delusion-solutions to Nigeria’s problems.”
Source: Peoples Gazette
NSCDC officer allegedly punches singer Ayefele, threatens to shoot him for refusing to give them money
Some residents of Ekiti State have condemned the physical assault on a popular Nigerian gospel singer, Mr Yinka Ayefele by an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Ayefele was said to have been punched on his lips by a yet-to-be-identified officer during an altercation between them.
Sources told journalists in Ado Ekiti, that the security agent also threatened to shoot the Ipoti Ekiti-born singer after resisting his forceful attempt to take money from Ayefele’s car.
One of the eyewitnesses said, “The incident occurred in Iloro Ekiti, where he (Ayefele) came to entertain guests at an event. The officer had made an attempt to take money from his car but when Ayefele resisted him, he thereafter punched the singer in the mouth.
“When the singer called his security detail to stop him he also threatened to shoot him before the intervention of his colleagues.
Flood: 15 bodies recovered from river in Borno, says NEMA
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 15 bodies have been recovered from the River Ngadabul in Maiduguri, the Borno capital.
Muhammad Usman, north-east coordinator of NEMA, said this on Wednesday in an interview with NAN.
Over the past days, heavy rainfall has led to flooding in communities in the north, including in Jigawa, Yobe and Borno states.
On August 30, floods due to heavy rainfall destroyed the Katarko bridge linking Gujba and Gulani LGAs to Damaturu, the Yobe capital.
Katarko bridge is located along the Damaturu/Buni Yadi/Biu road that links Yobe with Borno, Adamawa, Gombe, and Taraba states.
Source: The Cable