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FG Plots To Silence Dokpesi, AIT – PDP

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The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, said the demolition of the building belonging to the African Independent Television (AIT) was a desperate act by the Federal Government to silence the station and its owner, Chief Raymond Dokpesi.

The party, in a statement signed by its state publicity secretary, Chris Osa Nehikhare, said the demolition was done to witch-hunt Dokpesi, founder/chairman, DAAR Communications Ltd.

It also added: “It is now obvious that Chief Dokpesi and DAAR Communications Ltd are targeted for intimidation, harassment and a mafiosi-style shakedown.” The Edo PDP further alleged that the since the inception of the President Muhammad Buhari administration about four years ago, the Federal Government has continued to use its security agencies and MDAs, especially EFCC, Nigeria Immigration Service, NSA and the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory to harass and intimidate Dokpesi, the founder/chairman of DAAR Communications Ltd. “Edo PDP condemns in very strong terms the demolition of sections of DAAR Communications building by officials of the FCT and the recent illegal detention of Chief Raymond Dokpesi at the international airport by Nigeria Immigration services (NIS) as he returned from an overseas medical trip.

“The latest infringement on his fundamental human rights and the demolition of the buildings inside the DAAR communications compound is a clear sign of the emergence of a ruthless dictatorship that is averse to the opposition, freedom of association, free speech and freedom of expression.

“Chief Raymond Dokpesi’s DAAR communications has been located in its present address for decades. Even when parties are in arbitration, the government has shown its desperation to hurt Chief Dokpesi and DAAR communications as it went ahead to demolish and not wait for settlement one way or the other. “These contrived challenges are not unconnected to the independence of DAAR communications as it allows all shades of political opinion and this obviously irritates a budding dictatorship,” the statement read.

PDP in Edo State, therefore, called on Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to rise up to resist and condemn what it described as a very ugly development.

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BREAKING: Traditional Ruler, Oluwo Divorces Jamaican Wife

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The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has divorced his wife, Chanel Chin, saying “she is now an ex-Queen of Iwoland.

Though the reason for the separation between the traditional ruler and his ex-wife, a Jamaican who had a boy named Oduduwa for him could not be ascertained, a statement signed by the monarch’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Alli Ibraheem confirmed the development.

According to the statement: “This is to inform the general public, most especially friends and associates of the Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, that Ms Chanel Chin is an ex-queen of his majesty.

This information is necessary for the attention of the general public to avoid representation on proxy or accordance of respect attached to the sacred stool of Oluwo to her.

“For personal irreconcilable differences, Chanel Chin ceased to be his Majesty’s queen. We equally enjoin the public to disregard any business transaction or request with her using the office of his majesty. We wish her the best in her new journey,” the statement concluded. It would be recalled that Oba Akanbi got married to Chanel Chin shortly after he ascended the throne of his forefathers in November 10, 2015.

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2023 Presidency: Jonathan, Others Destroy Zoning Formula – Arewa Youths

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The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has accused a former president, Goodluck Jonathan and all those who helped him to get to power in 2011 of breaking the zonal arrangement for a rotational presidency.

The accusation was made by AYCF’s national president, Yerima Shettima, when he visited Legit TV studios on Tuesday, December 10 in Lagos.

Speaking on Legit TV’s live programme, Political Arena, Shettima argued that Jonathan was supposed to just finish Yar’ Adua’s term after the latter’s death and move on, rather than choosing to stay on.

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, is accused of destroying the zoning arrangement by contesting in 2011 instead of stepping aside for a northerner.

Shettima noted that by staying on in power after using up Yar’Adua’s two years, Jonathan took an additional 4 years away from the region.

This incident, Shettima said, completely ended the gentleman’s agreement between the north and the south on rotational leadership at the centre.

“Jonathan had that remnant of two years from Yar’Adua’s regime and subsequently in 2011, ordinarily, in the spirit of a rotational presidency, or whatever-whatever, ordinarily in normal circumstances, one would have expected Jonathan to step aside and allow another northern person to come onboard.

But Jonathan still went ahead (to contest for the presidency). And that was the moment when the issue of a rotational presidency was completely jettisoned. It is not even on record anymore. At that level, I believe strongly that the agreement had been broken.”

Asked if he blamed Jonathan for the collapse of the zoning arrangement, Shettima replied, “I blame those who stood at that time to do what they did.”

Arewa youths believe that the gentleman’s agreement to rotate the presidency between the north and the south has been broken completely – AYCF’s national president, Shettima, said the blame for this should be placed on all of those that helped Jonathan become president in 2011 – Shettima believes that because of this and more, the north deserves to remain in power for longer than 2023 when President Buhari ends his term

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BREAKING: I Am Still Alive And Healthy – IBB

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Rumour of the death of former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has rented the air in the last couple of hours

DAMMYLINK can confirm that the Former President is alive and well. However, one of his media aides, who is also a journalist with Nigeria Info 99.3FM, Yemi Saka has posted on his Facebook wall to debunk the rumor.

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