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Family Of Missing Professor Seeks FG’s Intervention

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It has been almost six months since renowned Professor of Nuclear Physics, James Olomo, suddenly disappeared while on a project for Mobil Oil Unlimited at Eket, Akwa Ibom State. Now, his family and the academic community has urged President Goodluck Jonathan as well as the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar, to help in the search for the professor.

Olomo, a professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, was declared missing in October last year.

The family of Olomo and Otan Ayegbaju community, his home town at a joint press conference at weekend enjoined well meaning Nigerians, especially security operatives, to assist in restoring the freedom of the professor.

Speaking on the issue, President of Otan Aiyegbaju Progressive Union (OAPU), Mr. Ademola Olawale, noted that the community and Olomo’s family had made several efforts to find the missing professor but to no avail, hence the call on the federal government and the police for assistance.

He said that the community had sent representatives to the Akwa Ibom State Police Command as part of efforts to find Olomo, adding that: “The police in Akwa Ibom State are trying their best but we are of the opinion that the presidential intervention in the matter will hasten the process of finding and release of Olomo.”

“Section 14 (2B) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the oath of office of the President provide the need for the president to protect the lives of all Nigerians no matter how little or big he or she may be anywhere in the whole world.”

He therefore urged Governors Rauf Aregbesola and Godswill Akpabio of Osun and Akwa Ibom States respectively to intensify efforts in the search for the don who he described as an illustrious son of Osun State and Nigeria in general.

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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 Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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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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