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Stay Back and Protect Their Votes on Election Day – Patience Jonathan

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Patience JonathanThe First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has appealed to Nigerians to guard against manipulations by opposition parties during forthcoming elections.

She urged Nigerians to ensure their votes count during Saturday’s presidential polls, dismissing an earlier directive of the Inspector General of Police that voters leave polling units after casting their ballots.

Suleiman Abba, the Police IG, had warned that it would amount to people taking laws into their hands if voters stay back to protect their votes.

He assured the police will protect all votes, a pledge that has been rejected by opposition parties.

Speaking at the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Women Presidential Campaign in Enugu on Monday, Mrs. Jonathan said guarding the votes will eliminate all forms of rigging and make the elections credible.

The first lady urged the electorate to vote massively for President Goodluck Jonathan for the continuation of his transformation agenda.

“After voting on March 28, make sure you follow your votes till the end. Do not leave the arena until the counting ends. Vote wisely, you must vote according to your conscience”, the first lady warned.

“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a peaceful party. You cannot change what God has ordained.

“Jonathan’s government has encouraged exportation of food produce and eliminated corruption in the distribution of fertilizers.

“Nigeria is the largest in cassava production and PDP will make it to remain so. Jonathan has equipped our health care facilities and he has promised to do more”, she said.

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State promised that the state will score highest in the votes for President Jonathan.

Mr. Chime, represented by his deputy, Ralph Nwoye, said the party had delivered dividends of democracy to citizens of the state.

The Deputy President of Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, commended the first lady for campaigning for the party in the states.

“We thank you for going round to campaign for the PDP as a whole and not only for the president”, he said.

The National Woman Leader of the PDP, Amb. Kema Chikwe, urged the women of the state to come out en masse and vote for President Goodluck Jonathan.

“Jonathan has given us and now is the time for us to give him back. He gave us the opportunity for our voices to be heard”, she said.

Others who spoke at the rally included the gubernatorial candidate in the state, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and his Deputy, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, the Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo and the Special Adviser to President Jonathan on NEPAD, Amb Fidelia Njeze.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was attended by National Assembly members from the state, executive council members, and women groups from the state. (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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