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Obi surges in South-South as Atiku, G-5 Govs consider reconciliation



After months of bickering, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the G5 governors led by Governor Nyesom Wike may be moving toward reconciliation.

The G5 governors are Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Mr Wike.

Governor Wike had indicated that his group is open to reconciliation during a visit to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State. Wike had told reporters that the door of reconciliation was never closed.

“In fact, that is the hallmark that PDP stands for. We have never closed the door and we would not close the door. All we are saying is, ‘look, let the right thing be done.’ If the right thing is done, the whole country would know that the election is over,” he said.

Although the olive branch appears to be with the old condition that the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu must go, however, it appears that Atiku is interested in the reconciliation.

Atiku had through a statement by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe, said he is equally open to reconciliation.

Sources close to the camp of Governor Wike said that the events of the past couple of weeks have shown Mr Atiku that he cannot run the election on his own.

According to multiple sources, a gang up of southern governors, who are also Christians, could work in favour of Mr Atiku, who is hoping that the North would interpret it as such, spurring the north to work for Atiku.

The decision of Bauchi State Governor to join the fray of those opposed to Atiku is believed to have prompted Atiku to be considering reconciliation.

Those in the know said Atiku’s political permutation is on the North giving him bloc votes. And the recent comments by Governor Ortom played into his hands, but with Bala Mohammed’s utterances, Atiku was really spooked and quickly fixed the crack.

To apply the maximum pressure, the G5 governors had another meeting where it was learnt that Governor Mohammed advised the governors to refrain from making the battle a religious one.

As things stand, a reconciliation between Atiku and the G5 governors may make the latter look weak, especially with Ayu remaining on the seat.

Also, there is the effect of Obi in the south-south, who has so far defied the speculations in Atiku’s camp that his momentum would soon die off.

Some weeks back, the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, had stated that the Obidient Movement would soon run out of steam.

“People who say they are Obidients, of course, they will be but they will run out of steam. We know how to manage elections, how many people have been able to do what we are doing? They can’t even form their campaign council not to talk about having a timetable for election, you get it,” he said during the inauguration of the PDP campaign council.

Governor Obaseki also reportedly denied the Labour Party of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for their rally.

During an interview on Politics Today, Mr Obaseki confirmed that the State denied the party from using the venue.

The LP party responded with a massive rally at the Edo State capital, Benin City, where thousands thronged out to support the Labour Candidate.

The surge in the popularity of the Obidient movement in traditionally PDP strongholds appears to be putting into question the strength of the reconciliation of Atiku and the G5 governors.


Sierra Leone President Hosts Prophet Joshua Iginla




Global prophet Leading prophetic voice in Nigeria, Bro. Joshua Iginla, on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 was hosted by the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency, Julius Maada Bio.

The courtesy visit is not unconnected to the two days National Crusade tagged Sierra Leone supernatural encounter of power and miracle with the theme, Grass to grace inside the X-ray Arena, SS camp, Hill station, Freetown from Wednesday, March 29th till Thursday, March 3oth, 2023 by 5pm daily.

The Prophet who confirmed this through the Facebook page of his ministry described the encounter as a wonderful atmosphere, stating that the President is God fearing and asked him for God’s word concerning the beautiful land of Sierra Leone. He also attested to the fact that he has a compassionate heart and love for his people.


It would be recalled that Iginla is no stranger to the president of Nations as many had hosted him in time past for prayers and declaration of God’s mind for their nations.

Bro. Joshua Iginla is a man whose great prophetic prowess, word impact, stunning deliverance ministration, and diverse healings are second to none. He is one of the most sought-after preachers in the world.

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Breaking: Arsenal suffer Thomas Partey injury worry ahead of crucial Leeds United clash



Thomas Partey will fly back to Arsenal having missed Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola on Monday due to injury.

Ghana manager Chris Houghton confirmed Partey, who remained an unused substitute during the 1-1 draw, was deemed too much of a risk to play during his post-match press conference.

“Thomas has some small injury issues,” Houghton said. “We felt it was too big a risk to start him.”

Arsenal are expecting Partey back at London Colney on Tuesday where they will assess the midfielder, who was accompanied to Ghana by Gunners physio Simon Murphy, ahead of this weekend’s home game with Leeds.

The former Atletico Madrid star felt something in his right leg during a training session with his country on Sunday. Sources close to the player insist it is not a hamstring issue and believe he should be fine for Saturday’s game at Emirates Stadium.

Houghton is understood to have taken the decision to leave Partey out on his own. There was no outside pressure from Arsenal, despite the presence of Murphy.

The Gunners medical team will make a decision later in the week on whether the 29-year-old can feature against Leeds. Arsenal travel to Liverpool the following weekend for a huge game at Anfield as they chase their first Premier League title since 2004.

Should Partey miss out this Saturday, Jorginho would most likely be the man to come in and replace him in midfield.

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Breaking: Domestic staff sentenced to death for killing employer, daughter



An Ikeja High Court has sentenced a domestic staff, Joseph Ogbu, to death by hanging for killing his employer, an 89-year-old woman, Ajoke John and her daughter, Oreoluwa in Lagos State.

NAN reports that Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay held on Monday that the prosecution had sufficiently proven the 3-count charge bordering on murder and armed robbery against the convict.

Nicole-Clay held today that the defendant confessed to the crime as he self-confessed living with the deceased and he was the only witness of the incident.

Nicole-Clay said, “He killed Adejoke by strangling her and Oreoluwa by stabbing her to death as defence didn’t raise objection to the admissibility of the confessional statement, there’s no doubt that the defendant confessed to the crimes.

“The defendant couldn’t give an explanation as to what he was doing with all the stolen items he was found with at about 2 am on the date he was arrested.

“This court has found Joseph Ogbu guilty of these heinous crimes and you’re hereby sentenced to death by hanging. May God have mercy on your soul.”

The convict, while gesticulating, begged the court for mercy.

He said in pidgin English, “the mama no die for my presence. I beg for mercy.”

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