Breaking: Police Seals Off PDP’s Convention Venue

Armed mobile policemen have taken over Shark Stadium, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Security men are all over Moscow Road, where the stadium is located. Vehicles are not allowed to enter the street, and those who decide to walk are being questioned.

Omojuwa.Com will keep you posted as the situation further escalates.

NFF, Gernot Rohr Seal Two-year Contract

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Mr. Gernot Rohr have signed a two-year contract that will see the former Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso coach work as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.

The simple ceremony at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja saw NFF President Amaju Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi signing on behalf of the Nigeria federation, in-between Mr. Rohr’s own signature.

Pinnick said that the agreement was for two years, with the former German defender, who also coached top French club Girondins Bordeaux and elite Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel, handed a target of qualifying the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

“We are happy that this has been sealed and we can now focus on other arrangements for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers starting in October,” said Pinnick.

Rohr, clad in a simple shirt and jean trouser and wearing a smile, said: “I am enthusiastic to get to work. This is a big challenge because Nigeria has big players everywhere and has the ability to do well internationally.

“I have a German heart – the heart of a winner. I have confidence that with the right atmosphere and the right support, the Super Eagles have the capacity not only to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, but get to the latter stages of the competition.”

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Police Seal PDP Headquarters Again

The police have again sealed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  secretariat known as Wadata Plaza,  Abuja.

Although no official reason has been given,  it may not be unconnected with the intention to prevent the sacked acting National Chairman of the party,  Senator Ali Modu Sheriff,  from gaining access to the place.

A report monitored on radio indicated that Sheriff was locked out of the premises and was standing by the gate,  having stormed the secretariat as early as 7am.

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Police Seal PDP Abuja Secretariat

The aftermath of the rancorous national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continued to reverberate yesterday, following the sealing of the premises of the national secretariat of the party by the police, preventing human and vehicular movement in and out of the premises.

The ill-fated convention of the party in Port Harcourt which led to the ouster of the national chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, also saw leaders of the party further polarised into different camps.

At the PDP national secretariat yesterday, stern-looking policemen took over all its entry and exist points. It was gathered that the deployment of the policemen was on the orders of the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, following what security sources said was the perceived factionalisation of the opposition party after two parallel conventions were held in Abuja and Port Harcourt respectively on Saturday.

The police came in two heavy-duty trucks and used them to cordon-off the road leading to the PDP secretariat. Though the policemen did not respond to enquiries on their mission, it was learnt that they were under instructions not to allow anyone entry into the party’s office.

Credit: Thisday