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Peter Obi halts campaign to commiserate with flood victims, donates NGN5M to Benue



Empathy, amongst other factors, is that one trait that qualifies and delineates one as a true leader and thus ultimately differentiates a true leader from an ‘ordinary’ leader. The ability to combine this trait with tact, firmness and purpose, automatically places one as not just extraordinary but a great leader, and that is what the former governor of Anambra state and presidential hopeful Peter Obi has displayed within the last few days following his unscheduled visit to the victims of the flooding that is currently ravaging a substantial part of the country.

Obi who is undoubtedly the leading candidate in the 2023 presidential elections and the flag-bearer of the Labour Party of Nigeria has abruptly put a hold on his campaign in order to commiserate with the victims of this worrisome disaster. Peter Obi started his unplanned visitations by heading to Benue state, which is one of the most affected states, which is greatly attributed to their very close proximity to the Benue river which forms a confluence with the Niger river in nearby Lokoja, which is another hot spot for this uneventful occurrence.

The Labour Party candidate didn’t just come with mere words and prayers, he brought forth good tidings as he made a modest cash donation of NGN5M to assist in alleviating the victims of this unfortunate event from their unenviable condition.

Following this visitation, some people have tried to unsuccessfully malign this genuine intention by politicizing it’s purpose and accusing Peter Obi of trying to score cheap political points over his opponents in the forthcoming general elections but as usual, Obi’s antecedent will once again exonerate him from their accusations and place him on the proper pedestal he ought to be as a man of integrity, love and compassion, one of which is the Ogbaru flooding disaster of 2012 where he showed utmost humility and value for human life.

Ogbaru Flooding Disaster (2012)

In 2012 when huge floods raided Ogbaru and neighboring communities, Obi cancelled his trip to Mexico in similar fashion as this on hearing about the development and went there himself to show support to the people. He directed his then Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Oseloka Obaze to move the people to the governors lodge in Onitsha if the temporary accommodation spaces set up weren’t adequate, a number of them were eventually moved to his GRA residence where they were housed and fed for weeks while simultaneously working round the clock to curb the flooding. He would often visit these camps to interact and relate with the affected people. This was well into his second term, he wasn’t seeking re-election and neither was election around the corner, this was purely from a place goodwill and genuine compassion for a man who cares for his people.

He navigated through the murky waters caused by the flooding, making his way around the houses and structures ravaged by this menace. You may not understand the impact this single event had on the people, it gave them hope, belief and trust that all will be well. He also took in people from neighboring states affected by the flood such as Kogi and Benue states and famously asked, “are they not Nigerians?” when security tried to keep them out.

Haiti earthquakes (2010)

Obi doesn’t limit his compassion to his state or Nigeria alone, he goes across borders to identify with those who find themselves in unfortunate situations beyond their control. One of such visits was in 2010 when he led a coalition of South eastern governors to make donations to Haiti after the massive earthquakes that rocked the Caribbean nation in 2010, this was after he already made a personal donation of $200,000.

This proves that the man has been consistent with his good deeds way before he thought about contesting for the presidency. Reaching out to the people of Benue state is typical of him on a normal day when he isn’t contesting for the presidency.





The 2023 Presidential Election has been themed the ‘worst election in the history of Nigeria’ by most Nigerians & observers from across the globe.

Prof Mahmood Yakubu declared Tinubu president-elect amidst controversial circumstances

Many weeks have passed since Prof Mahmood Yakubu controversially announced the APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the polls and subsequently returned as the president-elect, but Nigerians won’t let this slide as a resolve has been made by the country’s very youthful population to restore the mandate which majority of them opine is rightfully the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s.

As the ruling party, it was only normal that APC was fingered as the ‘usual suspect’, their corrupt counterparts, PDP has however managed to stay out of the spotlight, leaving APC to face the wrath and backlash of angry Nigerians alone. However, Reportera News investigative reports has revealed that not only APC rigged in the 2023 presidential election, but their longtime opposition, PDP. Peter Obi’s LP who banked on INEC’s promise on delivering a free & fair poll were the victim of Prof Mahmood & INEC’s gross ineptitude.

Whilst APC focused their nefarious activities in remote areas in the North West and South West regions of the country, PDP focused on the South South and the North East, to ‘harvest’ LP votes, primarily. Studies have indicated that Peter Obi’s LP won Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, & Taraba; 3 PDP states, but were unfortunately rigged out of the polls, giving PDP controversial victories in the states. The electoral heist also saw the transfer of LP votes to APC in Benue, Plateau, and Rivers. Nigerians have called for the arrest and criminal prosecution of INEC chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu for electoral, LP has also petitioned the judiciary seeking the annulment of the election by the Court of Appeal which is set to begin trial on 30th May 2023.

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Exposed: INEC Didn’t Have To Wipe BVA Data For ‘Storage Space’



INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

The 2023 presidential election may have come and gone to some people, it however left a bitter taste in the mouths of most Nigerians who came out in their numbers to vote for their future only for the election results to be systemically rigged in favour of the ruling party, APC. To many, this is a nightmare that they’re hoping they’d wake up from, but to INEC it’s a bone they can’t spit nor swallow; this is because the manner with which the election was rigged is what experts call ‘lazy rigging’ due to the fact that they left far too many loopholes, subsequently leaving a trail of evidence to the public of the travesty disguised as election that occured on February 25th 2023.

This has left INEC in between crossroads as they are torn in the middle of defending the poorly conducted heist or admitting that the poll was flawed. The electoral body has however refused to lean towards the latter, arguing vehemently that they conducted a free & fair election, this obviously is a blatant lie based on the response of Nigerians who mostly feel that the results were rigged.

INEC has been dragged to court by the two main opposition parties, LP and PDP, however it is only the former who actually has a strong grip on their case since evidence has also shown that the latter committed the same electoral fraud that they accuse the ruling party, APC of.

Ekemp M8, the BVA used by INEC

BVA ‘Wahala’

One of the first requests of LP to the court was to have them inspect the BVAs to ensure that the INEC-published-results corresponded with the data available on the devices. However, INEC made a bogus claim that they had to wipe the presidential election results data to make storage space for the gubernatorial polls which happened almost a month after the presidential polls.

The Labour Party led by it’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi which on account of most Nigerians won the election are the major victims of this fraud have approached the courts to retrieve their stolen mandate, one which is expected to upheaval the status quo; in fact, many analysts have postulated that this trial is the biggest in the history of this nation.

In this article, Reportera News takes a deeper look at the device in question to determine if INEC’s claim could be substantiated and most importantly, proven to be truthful. Unfortunately, it isn’t; INEC lied inconspicuously and as a matter of fact, our investigation revealed that the device could handle upto 50 more elections of the same magnitude without needing to erase the data.


The model of the BVA devices used by INEC is an ‘Ekemp M8’, it’s a biometric tablet with a processor speed of 1.3GHz manufactured by the global electronic powerhouse, Samsung. It comes with a 2 Gigabyte storage space with options that goes upto 8 Gigabytes. The simply interpretation of this information is that the device can accommodate data for 50 different elections without needing a ‘reconfiguration’. This ultimately begs the questions;

what is INEC hiding?

Why are they scared to hand over the BVAs for inspection of it’s content if they affirm that the election was conducted in a free and fair atmosphere?

The answer is simple; there is no correlation between the fraudulently announced results and the results in the BVAs, they just do not match, hence their decision to withhold the device and avert exposing the electoral fraud they committed.

Specs of the Ekemp M8

our IT experts looked at the specifications of this device and have come to a technical conclusion that it was ‘illogical’ to wipe the data since the election would have taken at most 2% of the storage capacity using the average Polling Unit to voters ratio which is 300 voters per polling unit.

According to most Nigerians and available evidence, Peter Obi of LP won the 2023 presidential election

As Nigerians stay focused on the judiciary hoping that the INEC results are annulled unequivocally, INEC and APC have deployed many machineries to consolidate the fraud they did, one of which was Lai Mohammed’s Washington DC trip where he went on international media organization at the behest of his paymasters to spread false information on the election, an action that has received heavy criticism from Nigerians who think that it was a waste of public funds as the announcement could have been made here in Nigeria, albeit faux news.


Our verdict is very clear, there is absolutely no reason for INEC to erase, transfer, or reconfigure the data on the BVA since there was more than enough storage space and most importantly, the BVAs were the subject of investigation for electoral fraud, hence not meant to be tampered with as this could affect the outcome of the case.

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Rivers: Nyesom Wike And Sim Fubara, Rivers State Governor-elect Fight Dirty



L-R Sim Fubara, Nyesom Wike

A head of May 29, 2023 inauguration, the outgoing governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his ‘political son’, and current Governor-elect of the state, Sim Fubara have fallen out, Reportera News has learned.

According to reports from Rivers State, the rift is as a result of disagreement between the duo on the Party’s (People’s Democratic Party) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

According to reports from Rivers State, the rift is as a result of disagreement between the duo on the Party’s (People’s Democratic Party) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Nyesom Wike political godfather of Sim Fubara

A source told Reportera in Port Harcourt that Wike is fuming that Fubara invited Atiku and other PDP leaders considered to be his enemies to the May 29 inauguration at Portharcourt without his consent. The source said that when confronted, Fubara told his close aides that he wouldn’t want to inherit the enemies of the outgoing governor and wouldn’t want to start fighting political wars early in his administration.

He opted for reconciliation with the party leaders both at the state and national, which didn’t go down well with the Port Harcourt hit man. This has created a huge crack between the two and we were told that Wike is withholding release of funds for the inauguration. The political battle between Wike and Fubara will be interesting.

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