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NEWSMAN, Port Harcourt - Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Sunday hosted his embattled Edo State counterpart, Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt.
An official statement did not state Gov. Obaseki's mission but it may not be unconnected to his recent disqualification from running for party primaries for a second term by his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Reports say he has been consulting with the hierarchy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in preparation for a defection to the official opposition party in Nigeria.
Governor Wike is a leading member of the PDP and was instrumental to the election of the current PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Secondus is also a native of Rivers State.
Source: Sumner Shagari Sambo
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Few minutes later, Mallam Abba (as he was often called by us) walked in. I rose to greet him.

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Our correspondents had reported exclusively that the former director would be handed over to the anti-graft agency this week.
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Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday read the list consisting of 43 nominees. He noted that the screening of the nominees will commence tomorrow.
The ministerial list is submitted 55 days after Buhari was inaugurated into office of President.

Some FULL LIST below…

Ikechukwu Ogah – Abia State
Muhammadu Musa Bello – Adamawa State
Senator Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom State
Chris Ngige – Anambra State
Sharon Ikaezor – Anambra State
Adamu Adamu – Bauchi State
Ambassador Mariam Katagum – Bauchi State
Timipre Sylva – Bayelsa State
Senator George Akume – Benue State
Mustafa Baba Shehuri – Borno State
Festus Keyamo – Delta State
Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi State
Goddy Jedy Agba – Cross River
Niyi Adebayo – Ekiti State
Osagie Ehanire – Edo State
Clement Ike – Edo State
Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe State
Emeka Nwajiuba – Imo State
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In a special birthday message released by the Coordinator of the group, Comrade Jamiu Aremu Wahab, he said; "Happy Birthday to our own father Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu , the Executive Governor of the Economical Capital of Nigeria and West Africa.

"As you celebrate this special day in the state house, we pray that God that took you there shall perfect all your steps and crown all your efforts in making Lagos State the best among her peers.

"Happy Birthday to you Sir"