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Okonjo-Iweala’s Father Denies Culpability In Murder

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The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Delta State, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, father of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has described as false, allegations that he was the mastermind of the violence which led to the death of a teenager, one Prince Pentty Chukwu, in his community.

Reacting to a media report which allegedly fingered his palace as being the mastermind of the violence that lead to the death of Chukwu, the monarch said such comment was not only ridiculous, but a calculated attempt aimed at bringing the image and reputation of his palace into disrepute.

In a statement issued yesterday by the spokesman of the palace, Mr. Okolobi Lawrence, the traditional ruler also distanced the minister and the palace from the unfortunate incident, stating that the minister was in New York at the time of the incident.

The statement entitled: ‘The Real Facts about the Recent Violence in Ogwashi-Uku: A Statement by the Palace’, described the allegations against the minister and her father as ridiculous.

“Our attention has been drawn to a report published by an online medium in which a member of the usurper Izediunor family in Ogwashi-Uku made several reckless allegations, including that of murder against the esteemed Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Professor Okonjo and his daughter, our Princess, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala. The allegations are as false as they are ridiculous,” the statement noted.

The statement further added: “From information available to us from the State Security Service (SSS) and the Police Force, this tiny section (Izedunor) attempted to disrupt the last Ihaaji traditional festival (Yam Roasting Festival).

“They mobilised some youths and unleashed violence on helpless market women and others in the vicinity in a bid to stop sons and daughters of Ogwashi-Uku and their guests from exercising their free right to attend and partake in the traditional festival. They attacked them with firearms and injured several of them.

“The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the state responded to the distress calls and had no choice than to intervene to avoid a deterioration of the situation. The police and the JTF were able to dislodge these criminals after a brief gun duel, arresting several of them.

“Unfortunately, a youth involved in the violence planned and executed by these agents of destabilisation lost his life. It is indeed sad that a young life would be snuffed out because of the actions of conscienceless people.

“But we cannot allow these elements to have their way. We welcome all peace-loving sons and daughters of Ogwashi-Uku and their friends to attend the upcoming Ine Festival starting on October 9 to observe first hand, the rich tradition of the kingdom and its peace-loving citizens as arrangements have been made to ensure a more secure environment during the celebrations,” the statement said.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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