2023: Storm rages as 12 PDP govs back northern President
Ahead of its October 30 and 31 national elective convention, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, appears to have chosen to pick its National Chairman and 2023 presidential candidate from the South and North respectively.
Although, the zoning committee chaired by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State failed to make a categorical statement on the distribution of offices in the National Working Committee when it met in Enugu last week, it is expected to do so when it converges on Wednesday this week.
EXTRADITION: Igboho banks on political solution
YORUBA nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Igboho, may regain his freedom if a political solution is arrived at between the Benin Republic and the Nigerian government, Sunday Vanguard understands.
This came on the heels of the hint last week that the Federal Government may file a fresh action against Igboho following the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour.
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said government had the right to appeal the judgment or file a fresh charge.
Heavyweight Boxing: Joshua heads to hospital to fix broken eye
Anthony Joshua, fresh from being dethroned as world boxing heavyweight champion, is set to go to hospital to check a suspected broken eye socket.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, who announced this moments after the loss to Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine on Saturday in London, said also that his fighter was “devastated” by the defeat.
He however acknowledged that the Joshua camp had no reservations about the result, and the better fighter won the bout.
“Congratulations to Oleksandr Usyk. What a fighter. He put in a great performance and the better man won,” Hearn said.
“I had it reasonably close in the eighth and then Usyk ran away with it.”
2023: Ohanaeze Insists On Igbo Presidency
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the highest Igbo decision making body, has maintained its ground on a president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
The factional president-general of the socio cultural group, Chief Chidi Ibeh, said the South East zone must produce the next president in the spirit of equity, justice and fair play.
According to him, a president of Igbo extraction in 2023 is not negotiable and the region cannot change its position on this.
“We have written letters to all the political parties on why they should zone the presidency to the southeast and we believe that reasonable leadership of the parties will agree with us on the matter,” he added.