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Sokoto Deputy Gov’s Son, Friend, Killed In Auto Crash

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IMG-20130419-WA000Sokoto State Deputy Governor and former Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Muktari Shehu Shagari lost his son – Lukman in a ghastly auto crash yesterday, along Zaria- Kaduna express way.

Lukman, 26, was a father of one and was on his way to Abuja from Sokoto before the unfortunate mishap happened. His friend, Ghaddaffi (pictured left in the front passenger sit); who was with him in the car, died instantly.  Another unidentified passenger who sat in the back seat miraculously survived the accident.

Lukman was buried according to Islamic rite amidst tears as relatives, families and friends in Shagari town of Sokoto State mourned his demise after a funeral prayer led by Imam Umaru Maidamma.

The burial rite was witnessed by dignitaries including Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu shagari; the father of the deceased and Sokoto State deputy governor, Muktari Shehu Shagari, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, INEC National Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega among others.

 

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4 Comments

  1. sadiey

    April 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    May deir gentle soul rest in perfect peace nd may God give deir families d fortitute 2 bear d lost Ameen

  2. ben abounu

    April 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Stop misleading people daniel. .shehu shagari is not lkukman’s grandfather.

  3. Golden Victor

    April 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    May their gentle soul rest in peace. Only God knows the reason why.

  4. prince

    April 20, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    may their departing soul R I P P, ameen

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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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