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2023: PDP vows to take over Cross River

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The national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Seconds and some governors on the platform of the party have vowed to take back Cross River state from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Secondus, who stated this in Calabar, Monday, said the visit to the state was to commission the PDP new state secretariat, inaugurate the State Caretaker Committee and welcome former Governor Donald Duke back to the fold.

Flanked by the governors of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel, Sokoto,  Tambuwal Waziri, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, former governors Liyel Imoke, Peter Obi, Donald Duke, Secondus noted that the party remained a PDP state despite the defection of Ben Ayade from the party.

He said, “We are hereby giving Gov Ayade quit notice. Ayade has been governor for six years and hunger is killing Cross Riverians and he is talking of food on the table. We will restore the dignity of our people, the dignity of our youth.

“Former Senate President, Saraki is reconciling our party men and women. We are taking back what belonged to us in 2023 and I know he must now be regretting.

“In Nigeria, it is only PDP States that are delivering dividends of democracy. Today, Governor Udom is representing both Akwa Ibom and Cross River, Gov Tambuwal is doing well, Zamfara is doing well and all other PDP states.”

Also speaking, Gov Emmanuel said “Cross River has a colour and it is PDP while Duke said,  “I am back, I am back. No matter what differences exists in the family, when your house is on fire, you return to quench the fire.”

Tambuwal, who doubles as Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, in his remarks, said “We are determined to take back Cross River. You have seen the destruction of lives and property APC is unleashing on Nigeria. By the grace of God, we will reposition the country.”


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Oregon dog’s 12-inch ears earn Guinness World Record

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Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).
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An Oregon woman’s black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long.

Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” but she only decided to measure them while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others,” Olsen, a veterinary technician, told Guinness.

Olsen said Lou’s especially long ears have not led to any medical complications for the canine.

“Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting,” she said.

Olsen said Lou is also a competitor at dog shows and has earned titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.

Source: (UPI)


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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