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I Look Forward To The Day Buhari’ll Play Squash With Jonathan – Kalu

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Jonathan-and-BuhariFormer Abia state governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu who clocked 53 on Sunday, has stated his wish for Nigeria even as he decried what he termed “so much tension in the land.”

Kalu, who spoke recently at the British House of Commons in the United Kingdom, said: “there is so much tension in the land.We should play politics without bitterness, afterall, government is about service to the people. I want to see General Buhari sweat it out in a friendly squash game with Dr Jonathan. How sweet it would sound to find the First Lady in the Ikoyi home of Senator Tinubu serving herself dinner. That is the kind of atmosphere that, I wish my country.”

The ex-governor recalled that in the Second Republic, Chief Obafemi Awolowo accepted national honour from president Shehu Shagari, even as an opposition figure.

“Papa Awo received Shagari’s compliments, party politics was set aside. Even Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe did not reject the Mercedes birthday gift the then president sent to the Owelle.They respected Shagari as much as he regarded them,” Kalu added.

While urging politicians to be dynamic in their pursuits, Kalu noted that “We could serve in any capacity as long as we have the interest of Nigerians” and went on to cite various examples of politicians who occupied low positions after serving in higher positions of authority.”

He recalled that “Shagari was Local government chairman after his tenure as minister. Adeniran Ogunsanya, Maitama Sule were state commissioners after service as Federal ministers. Even Buhari served in the Abacha government, and first Nigerian Inspector-General of Police Loius Edet was a state Commissioner afterwards.That is service. I wish this country peace”, Kalu said.

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4 Comments

  1. nuhu sani

    April 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I also wish my country peace

  2. kelvin Anyiam

    April 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I love Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu so much. He is a true Nigerian.

  3. Abdullahi Amwe

    April 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    We need people like orji kalu in Nigeria

  4. Sam

    April 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

    A true Nationalist

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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.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

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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