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Jonathan Promises To ‘Minimize’ Terrorism If Re-elected For A Second Term

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jonathan-bokoPresident Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Osogbo said his administration, would reduce the challenges of terrorism in the country if re-elected.

Mr. Jonathan, who made the promise at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign, said the security challenges in the country would not be forever.

“This terrorism cannot last forever. If my administration is re-elected, terror will be minimal”, he said.

On unemployment, Mr. Jonathan said he would create two million jobs on a yearly basis if re-elected.

Mr. Jonathan, who said that 1.8 million youths entered into labour market on a yearly basis, said his administration would continue to tackle the issue of unemployment in the country.

The President then urged the people of the state to vote for him during the Feb.14 presidential election.

He said his administration’s transformation programme in the railway sector, agriculture, electricity among others, was enough to earn him a second term in office.

According to him, his administration will do more for the development of the country if re-elected.

“We are not saying this because we want to win the election but because our party stands for development”, he added.

Earlier, Vice President Namadi Sambo had called for the support of the people during the election.

Mr. Sambo said the President‘s transformation agenda in the area of electricity, education, agriculture among others, was enough for him to win the election.

Those who attended the rally include the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mua’zu, PDP BOT Chairman, Tony Anenih, and Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo.

Others are Jerry Gana and Amadu Ali, the Director General, PDP Presidential Campaign Committee.

(NAN)

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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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