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House Of Reps In Support Of Any Peace Move In The Interest Of Nigerians – Tambuwal

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As debate intesifies over Boko Haram’s latest conditional cease fire offer to the Federal Government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal, has lent his voice to the growing discussion – and he is in support of dialogue as a way out of the intractable crisis. Tambuwal gave this indication when he spoke with reporters in Ila-Orangun, Osun State, yesterday during this year’s annual Ila-Orangun Day tagged “Ajagunla Day 2012”. He stated that the decision by the Boko Haram sect should be welcome by any body who loves peace in this country.

“The House of Representatives is the House of the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and any step that can bring peace to the country or any part thereof, the House of Representatives will support it. If the Boko Haram is now accepting that there should be a kind of peace pact with the Federal Government, I am sure that will be in the interest of all Nigerians.

“There will be a dialogue; it may not necessarily have to be all the conditions they have given or about to give that would be met, the government should be engaged and see how best we can resolve issues,” he added. According to Tambuwal, “the country is facing quite a lot of challenges, but those of us that find ourselves in the position of leadership are doing our best to ensure we have a stable polity where there is peace and progress.”

The Speaker also spoke on the proposed constitutional review debate.  According to Tambuwal, “the House will make the process more participative by asking each and every one of our colleagues to go back to his constituency and organize a people’s parley where members of the constituency would now come and address all the issues they raise.

“So, in our own case, we are actually taking it to where it belongs, that is, back to the people and then we would get the aggregate position of Nigerians on virtually all the issues before we finally take positions,” he added. The Speaker, who was guest of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, enjoined Nigerians to continue to support government at all levels in order to enjoy peace and stability in the country.

He said, “The constructive criticisms our government get from ACN and other political parties are not aimed at bringing down the government, but I believe such criticisms are meant to improve the quality of what the leadership is doing for the people, and it should be seen as such.”

 

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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