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First Lady Sneaked Out For Medical Treatment – Report

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First-Lady-Patience-JonathanThe First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, may have been flown abroad for another medical trip.

This is according to a report by an online news portal, Sahara Reporters, on Saturday, which quoted two unnamed presidential sources as saying President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife was secretly flown out of the country for Germany to seek medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

One source, the medium claimed, disclosed that Mrs. Jonathan had maintained a low profile several weeks in anticipation of her movement to a German hospital.

“She has not been in good health for a while now”, a source close to the Jonathan family reportedly said.

It would be recalled that Sahara Reporters had in 2013 exclusively reported that Mrs. Jonathan was admitted in a foreign hospital but the presidency quickly denied the report as false. But the First Lady would several weeks after at a thanksgiving service, shock her audience and indeed the nation as she confirmed that she was “dead” for seven days at a German hospital and it took a “miracle” for her to come back to the country alive.

Sahara Reporters also quoted another source as saying, “Nigerians are paying for her treatment and deserve the courtesy of being informed about her movement”.

The Presidency, however, denied the report.

The First Lady’s spokesperson, Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, told SUNDAY PUNCH on the telephone that there was no truth in the report.

According to Adesugba, Director of Information in the presidency, Mrs. Jonathan is in the Presidential Villa and she had audience with her few minutes before granting the telephone interview around 9pm on Saturday.

“There is no truth in the report. I just left her in the office now”, she said.

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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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