FG Moves To Shut 2nd Niger Bridge|| Another Northern APC Chieftain Dumps Party

2nd Niger Bridge May Close After January 15 – FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps on Wednesday said the 2nd Niger Bridge was temporarily opened to ease the traffic pressure on the old Niger Bridge during the yuletide season when traffic volume increased.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra State, CC Adeoye Irelewuyi who spoke with a correspondent in his office in Awka about the traffic situation during the festive period, said the corps anticipated an increase in traffic volume and prepared deployments and logistics towards it.
He said the initial opening of the 2nd Niger Bridge from 15th December 2022 to 1st January 2023 was to allow vehicles coming from the West into the East. From 2nd January to 15th of January, 2023, will be to allow vehicles crossing over from the East to the West.

He said the 2nd Niger Bridge was temporarily opened to ease traffic flow and that the motoring public may return to the use of the old Niger Bridge after 15th January; that because there was an anticipated increase in traffic volume, the Honourable Minister temporarily opened it so that pressure on the old bridge would be eased.
Source: Independent

Ayu disowns trending photo of alleged meeting with Wike
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has denied speculations on social media that he held a meeting with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt.
Ayu said there was no meeting between him and the governor in Port Harcourt, the River’s State capital, or anywhere else in Nigeria today.

The PDP Chairman, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam, in Abuja on Wednesday, said the speculation was the handiwork of mischief-makers.
Imobo Tswam said, “Dr. Ayu states clearly that he never travelled to Port Harcourt and he has not set eyes on Governor Wike lately.

“The photograph trending on social media is an old one. The story accompanying it is, therefore, false and mischievous.

“He also adds, for the purpose of factual accuracy, that he is in no way embattled.

“The National Chairman is, rather, enjoying the New Year break with his family.
Source: Vanguard

Former Nigeria Envoy to Jordan, Faruk Malami Yabo, Leads Supporters to PDP in Sokoto
The immediate past Nigeria Ambassador to Jordan and chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Faruk Malami Yabo, on Wednesday defected from the party to the Peoples Democratic Party in Sokoto state.

Yabo who was the immediate past Ambassador of Nigeria to Iran and Jordan, announced his defection during the PDP rally in Yabo town.

Faruk Malami Yabo was a governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), during the primaries before he stormed out of the venue alleging irregularities in the conduct of the primary.

Speaking while announcing his defection, Malami Yabo who was the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in 2019 general election described his defection to the PDP as homecoming.

He said “I have always been a PDP family and my defection today is like someone returning back home. I thank everyone who is part of this movement and I promise to help the party emerge victorious in the forthcoming general election.”

Speaking while welcoming him, the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, described the defection of Malami Yabo as the icing on the cake of the party’s campaign rally in Yabo town.
Source: ThisDay