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Boko Haram: Amnesty Is Desirable – Kwara Governor

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gov_abdulfatah ahmedGovernor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State on Tuesday again denied he was planning to ditch the Peoples Democratic Party.

Ahmed said this while speaking on a monthly public enlightenment programme, ‘The governor explains’.

The governor who was elected on the platform of the PDP, pledged his loyalty to the party and said he would continue to contribute to its growth.

“I am not leaving PDP. PDP is a national party. Other parties are regional. Why should I leave a big party for a small party? I will remain in PDP and work to strengthen it,” Ahmed said.

Ahmed also used the occasion to call on members of the Boko Haram sect to identify themselves and make known the reasons for their armed struggle against the people and government of Nigeria.

While stressing that there was the need for dialogue between the sect and the Federal Government, he however warned that steps must not be taken to give the impression that terrorism or lawlessness could be a way for people to draw attention to their plight and enjoy some palliatives from the government in the process.

Ahmed said, “Amnesty is a desirable for the Boko Haram to the extent that they are able to bring to the fore,  the issues they have against the system, and the government and the areas they feel short-changed as a people.

“Then we can begin to look at what manner of peace and pardon would be made available to this class of people so that we can come together again and move forward as a country.

“So it is neither here or there, you cannot stand up and say amnesty is not desirable, amnesty is desirable.

“We must begin to look at issues that we require whether they deserve amnesty or not. Let us see the face of the people we are speaking with.”

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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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