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PDP removes Philip Shaibu from party

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Former Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has been expelled from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), GoodLife reports.

Shaibu was expelled alongside three prominent members, including Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman (South South) and Omorgie Ogbeide-Ihama, former House of Representatives member.

The State Publicity Secretary, Ogie Vasco, announced the expulsion, citing anti-party activities.

He said the decision to expel the trio was taken on Tuesday at a meeting attended by nine members of the State Working Committee at the party’s secretariat in Benin City.

“The SWC has extensively deliberated on the issue and resolved to expel with immediate effect, Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman South South; Phillip Shaibu and upheld the expulsion of Ogbeide-Ihama from Ward 2, Oredo LGA,” he said.

The expulsion comes after Shaibu and Ogbeide-Ihama openly supported the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Monday Okpebholo, while Orbih was appointed to a board by President Bola Tinubu.

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LG Council Crisis: Rivers government reacts to ongoing protests, as youths destroy Wike’s statue

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The Rivers State government has thanked the outgone LGA chairmen for standing by the law and obeying it.

GoodLife reported Governor Fubara ordered heads of administration in the 23 local government areas to take over from the elected council chairmen whose three-year tenure elapsed on Monday.

Some chairmen who proved adamant and vowed to remain in office were kicked out by angry protesters on Tuesday morning.

Police officers fired multiple shots into the air to disperse the protesters at the various LGA headquarters, including the Port Harcourt council secretariat.

Supporters of Governor Siminalayi Fubara also destroyed the statue of former governor Nyesom Wike in Obio/Akpor Local Government Council, Wike’s hometown.

Reacting to the development, Chief of Staff to Governor Fubara, Edison Ehie said:

“We thank God and we thank the outgone administration for standing by the law. The former chairman (of Emohua LGA) is a lawyer and I thank him for standing by the provisions of the law.

“Now that the HLGAs have taken over with NULGE, they will now await further directives from the governor. As for today remain peaceful and enjoy your Sallah with our Muslim brothers.

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President Tinubu sacks another government official

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President Bola Tinubu has sacked the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Mamman Ahmadu.

In a proclamation signed by the presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale on Saturday, Tinubu selected Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi as substitution.

“Mr. Gbeleyi is a renowned financial expert and award-winning chartered accountant.

“He is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

“This is part of a larger reorganization effort in the public procurement system to reposition the agency for greater efficiency and transparency.

“The President thanks Mr. Ahmadu for his services and wishes him success in his future endeavours.

“The President expects the new Director-General to bring his vast experience and competence to bear in this role to strengthen the agency as the national resource centre for capacity building and sustenance of reforms through the promotion of a competitive private sector-driven economy, ensuring social accountability and efficient deployment of public resources, as well as advancing effective corporate governance and fiduciary discipline in the public and private sectors”, the statement read.

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Emirship Tussle: What I’ll do if I’m dethroned again – Sanusi

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The sixteenth Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido has uncovered that he will just continue on and not be stressed assuming another governor chooses to dethrone him.

The previous Central Bank of Nigeria governor was dethroned as Kano Emir in 2020 by the then governor, Abdullahi Ganduje for disrespecting the office of the governor.

In any case, he was reinstated by Governor Abba Yusuf following the nullifying of the five Emirates Council.

Talking with Saturday Sun, Sanusi said just God knows how long he will remain on the high position.

He said: “For me, even now that I am here, only God knows how long I will be here. I can die tomorrow. Another governor can come tomorrow and say that he has removed me, it doesn’t matter.

“But I am happy if he does not touch the emirate. I am happy that I will not leave a history that it was during my time that these 1000 years of history was destroyed.

“So, I am grateful to this government, grateful to this Assembly that they have corrected that, that we have the emirate restored to what it was and Insha’Allah that when I die or when I leave, the person who inherits will inherit what we had. It’s about the system, not about me or about any individual.”

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