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Nigeria 2015: Jonathan’s Endorsement Null And Void – Fulani Cattle Breeders

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Miyyetti Allah Kautal Hore-GEJFulani cattle breeders under the aegis of Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, on Sunday disassociated itself from what it called “a purported endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan”.

The National Youth Leader of the group, Adamu Mohammed, reacted to the recent endorsement of President Jonathan by a group called Miyyetti Allah Kautal Hore led by Abdullahi Bodejo.

In a press release issued after an emergency meeting of the cattle breeders association in Kaduna, Mr. Mohammed said the group that endorsed the president was different from theirs.

Mohammed said, “After an emergency meeting of the Association in Kaduna at the weekend(Sunday), members of the association resolved to put it on record that an announcement by a certain group, who goes about with the name Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, endorsing politicians, that it is different from our organisation, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.

“The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, led by one Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, is a cultural organisation, which exists in only one state of the federation and therefore cannot speak on our behalf on any national issues because it is not representing all Fulani in the country.

“Therefore, we want to dissociate the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria from the statement credited to the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore that it has endorsed certain political candidates for the forthcoming elections”.

According to the youth leader, the MACBAN couldn’t have been part of any endorsement since it is not a political association but “an organised group, whose aim and objectives are to protect the interest of Fulani all over the country and beyond”.

He added, “We want to put it on record that MACBAN is an association that has leadership, who are highly respected such as the His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who is the Grand Patron; Emir of Kano, Emir of Zazzau, Lamido of Adamawa and Emir of Katsina as Board of Trustees members”.

The group, however, urged all its members to vote on Election Day in an orderly manner.

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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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