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Politicians Don’t Always Play Politics, We Sometimes Relate As Brothers – Oni

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Segun Oni

Former governor of Ekiti State and Deputy Chairman, South, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Segun Oni, said politicians are not always at each other’s throats as portrayed in the media. They actually do relate as brothers when they need to.

“Let me say that there are times we play politics, there are times we relate as brothers. We are first and foremost brothers, all of us. Otunba Adebayo, Dr. Fayemi, Governor Fayose, myself and a host of others, we are brothers. We play politics when we need to. We relate as brothers every time there is an opportunity,” Oni told Vanguard in an interview, adding, “It would have been much better for the state if we can reduce the wedge between us in politics.”

He expressed his appreciation to Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose for restoring his privileges as a former governor.

“I am grateful to Governor Fayose. He did not talk politics with me. He did not even talk with me. I see this as a show of goodwill. However, that does not change my politics or change where I belong politically,” he said.

Oni however disagreed with Fayose’s stance on the crisis in the Ekiti State House of Assembly. According to him, it would have been better if Fayose looked at the issue from his own point of view. “How can you say seven people are superior to 19?” he queried.

“I am personally going to make an attempt to talk to him and his people so that he can return to reality which is, there is a Speaker who has principal officers. No voice under heaven will make seven to be superior to 19.”

Commenting on the APC’s peaceful primaries, which held last December, Oni described it as the best thing to have happened to Nigeria in terms of internal democracy.

“It was a primary that nobody knew who was going to carry the day. That means that it was free, fair. It was glaring to everybody. And that is why I think we have the almighty God to thank for this,” he said.

The former governor also said that the presidential candidate of the APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has a very bright chance of winning the February 14 election.

“We are very confident that we will overcome. We said one thing on that day and I want to repeat it here. This primary is an indication that God is actually involved in the Nigeria project. This is the finger of God. Everything went right. And it has been going right, from the primaries all over the place. It means the change Nigerians have been yearning for and the answer to their prayer has started coming. For anybody who can analyze, introspect, you would have seen that this indeed is the direction God is taking Nigeria. We are a party that is very heavy on the ground, because we are receiving everyday converts from other parties,” Oni told Vanguard.

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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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