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I Was Arrested Wrongly, Framed Up And Humiliated – Al-Mustapha

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1Al-MustaphaMajor Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State General Sani Abacha, on Tuesday gave indications that he will soon return to the barracks as a soldier.

The former CSO, who was widely feared during his days in the corridors of power, was recently acquitted by an Appeal Court in Lagos of the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola but not after he had spent close to 15-years imprisonment.

Denying that his nationwide tours had anything to do with the politics of 2015, Al-Mustapha said he was only continuing with his youth empowerment programme which he began in 1984 and continued even while in detention.

Speaking yesterday in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital where he met various youth groups in preparation for their registration for a scheme that is expected to take them off the streets soon, Al-Mustapha told newsmen that he will return to the barracks as soon as the court processes are served on the military high command for him to be accepted back as a soldier.

He said: “First of all, I was arrested wrongly, framed up, taken to court wrongly; persecuted, punished, humiliated beyond the definitions of the law, from all the judgments – the High Court, up to the Federal High Court, and the Appeal Court; the judgments given are well spelt out.”

The former CSO disclosed that over 22 million youths in the Northern part of Nigeria alone are roaming the streets without a job.

He also used the occasion of the visit, the second to the state since his release about three months ago, to pay homage to the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai I, and the Sangarin Kwandere, Alhaji Ahmadu Al-Makura.

-Daily Trust

 

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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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