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Oshiomhole Denies Asking Aide To Assault Priest, Accuses PDP Chieftain-Owned TV Station Of Promoting ‘Hate’

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ADAMS OSHIOMHOLEGovernor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has denied reports that he ordered one of his aides to beat up a Catholic priest at Ujogba in Edo Central District of the state.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiria, said nothing like that occurred.

“We watched with great shock the concocted news that was reported by Independent Television (ITV) owned by a PDP chieftain, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, stating that the governor’s aides beat up a reverend father at Ujogba. The report is callous, malicious and wicked, and those behind it are only interested in churning out falsehood to denigrate the Oshiomhole administration”, he said.

The statement added: “While we state that the governor was never at Ujogba as reported by the TV station, the governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is known to be proudly Catholic and has boasted about his faith many times.

“It is a fact that the governor enjoys a robust relationship with the Catholic Church. If the purported incident actually took place, why has the church not reported it? To the best of our knowledge, the ITV report was deliberately fabricated to promote hate”.

The governor called on the television station to retract the said report and tender an unreserved apology to him.

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  1. clement

    January 14, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Good people of Nigeria this is example of what to expect from APC if they eventually hold federal power .when their television tell lies against PDP government it become celebrate story even their party spokesman will back such unfounded allegation .even they make unfounded against the president’ PDP government did not close such television or radio station or newspaper or arrest anybody now it is their turn .they go high bye -bye to press freedom in Edo state .Did fayose die after such great lies against him .PDP is only democratic party in Nigeria

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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.

Also Read: Umahi Unhappy With PDP Because Atiku Picked Peter Obi – Wike

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.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

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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