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I’ve No Hand In Plot To Assassinate Senator Aloysius Etok – Gov Akpabio

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Godswill-AkpabioAkwa Ibom State Government has described as unfortunate,  statement credited to Senator Aloysius Etok, of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, wherein he made “spurious allegations that the state governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, was after his life.”

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, the State Government dismissed the allegations as paranoid, deceitful, baseless and mere hallucinations that serve no purpose whatsoever.

The statement stressed that Governor Akpabio has no problem with Senator Etok and would not join issues with anyone on conjectures credited to the senator, who the governor worked hard with the people to produce.

Umanah said: “Governor Akpabio is a God fearing and peace loving man, and has never, and will never contemplate evil against anyone, let alone, his brother and friend, Senator Aloysius Etok.”

On the allegation that the governor is maintaining a hit squad to fight Etok, the commissioner said: “For the avoidance of doubt, Governor
Akpabio has no hit squad and has never been after the life of any citizen of the state rather he engages the policy of inclusiveness to ensure citizens and stakeholders have a say in the affairs of the state.”

While describing the allegation of mobilising local government chairmen and members of the state House of Assembly against Sen. Etok as a figment of the imagination of the authors of such demented scripts, the statement noted that Governor Akpabio was not in the country at the time the alleged actions were taken neither was he party to same as he was attending the Commonwealth Bar Association Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

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  1. dominic

    April 30, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I admire you so much for your bravery and solidly standing behind your boss Mr President,once more Bravo.

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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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