SOUTH SOUTH GOVS JOIN RIVERS IN VAT SUIT AT SUPREME COURT

Governors of South-South states in Nigeria, on Monday, October 4, 2021, resolved to join Rivers State in the suit challenging the Federal Government, represented by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), over the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT), currently before the Supreme Court. NAN reports that the resolution of the Governors was contained in a six-point communique read to newsmen by Chairman of the … Continue reading SOUTH SOUTH GOVS JOIN RIVERS IN VAT SUIT AT SUPREME COURT

GOV WIKE IMPLORES TRUE NATIONALISTS TO SAVE NIGERIA

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on true nationalists who believe in the indivisibility of Nigeria to rise and work together to rescue the country from disintegration. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor disclosed that Governor Wike made the call when he hosted members of the South -South Zonal Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic … Continue reading GOV WIKE IMPLORES TRUE NATIONALISTS TO SAVE NIGERIA

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2023 Elections: APC’LL TAKEOVER S/SOUTH REGION – Omo-Agege

The Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has expressed confidence that the All Progressive Congress (APC) would take over the six states of the South-South Region in 2023. Omo-Agege made the remarks while fielding questions from newsmen at end of APC South-South Zone ‘Town Hall Meeting’ on Constitution Review on Saturday in Asaba, Delta. He expressed the belief that the party would take over the … Continue reading 2023 Elections: APC’LL TAKEOVER S/SOUTH REGION – Omo-Agege

ONLY PDP WILL PULL NIGERIA FROM THE BRINK, SAYS GOVS WIKE, OKOWA

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his Delta State counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, have expressed optimism when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) return to power in 2023, it will pull the country from the brinks. The governors hinged their hope on the proven ability of the PDP to improve the living condition of Nigerians which has diminished under the incumbent All Progressives Congress … Continue reading ONLY PDP WILL PULL NIGERIA FROM THE BRINK, SAYS GOVS WIKE, OKOWA

SOUTH-SOUTH PDP ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE IN PORT HARCOURT

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-South on Tuesday elected a new executive committee, with a vow to reclaim power at the centre in 2023. In the election, which took place at Obi Wali Conference Centre, Port Harcourt, Chief Dan Orbih, who ran unopposed, emerged as the National Vice Chairman of the party in the zone. Other elected officers, who also did not have … Continue reading SOUTH-SOUTH PDP ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE IN PORT HARCOURT

PIB: S/South Governors Demand 10 Percent As Host Community Trust Fund; Want NDDC Funds Escrowed Till Buhari Reconstitutes Board

Governors of the South-South States demanded an upward review of the provision of 2.5 percent as Host Community Trust Fund in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to 10 percent in the best interest of oil communities and the nation. The governors have also advised President Mohammadu Buhari that in the absence of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), funds for the commission … Continue reading PIB: S/South Governors Demand 10 Percent As Host Community Trust Fund; Want NDDC Funds Escrowed Till Buhari Reconstitutes Board

SOUTH-SOUTH ASSEMBLY DISRUPTED BY EMERGENCY SECURITY MEETING – Presidency

The Presidency wishes to explain that the absence of the federal government delegation at the planned meeting with governors and stakeholders of the South-South region was necessitated by an emergency security meeting summoned by the President, certainly not out of disrespect. The delegation to the meeting, under the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, ministers and heads of security and intelligence agencies … Continue reading SOUTH-SOUTH ASSEMBLY DISRUPTED BY EMERGENCY SECURITY MEETING – Presidency