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Students Charged On Eradication Of cultism In Imo

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The National Association of Imo State Students (NAISS) has been charged to ensure total eradication of cultism and other social ills in their universities.

The Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, Mr Uche Nwosu, gave the charge at an interactive forum with the executive members of the association on Saturday in Owerri.

Nwosu described cultism as a menace that had distracted a lot of students from academic work, saying it should be tackled effectively.

He advised the students to conduct their activities honourably and responsibly as future leaders of the country.

“You have a big duty as officials of Imo State students.

“Over two million Imo state students are looking up to you, you should be bold to defend them, your state and the nation at large,” he said.

He said that as beneficiaries of the free education policy of the state government, students should reciprocate by shunning cultism and other societal vices.

He later donated a new 14-seater bus to the union.

Earlier, the President of NAISS, Comrade Amarachi Erezieo for said they were in a familiarisation visit to the commissioner.

He expressed gratitude to the commissioner for his support and to the state government for its free education policy.

He expressed the association’s support to government.

Erezieofor enumerated some of the projects to be embarked upon by the union to include campaign against indecent dressing, cultism, street hawking by children under the age of 13.

He said that they also planned to organise debate among secondary schools in the state where topics like the preservation of the Igbo culture, danger of cultism and the need to revive agriculture would be discussed.

He thanked the commissioner for the bus donation and promised to use it for the furtherance of the activities of the union.

NAISS is an umbrella body that covers all the Imo students in various academic institutions in the country. [NAN]

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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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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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