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ICPC Helps 65-Year-Old Retiree Retrieve N.6m Unpaid Pension

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ICPCThe Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has assisted a retiree, Malam Adamu Umar, to retrieve money owed him by his previous employer.

The commission in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Folu Olamiti, said Malam Umar, a resident of Sabon Gari, Zaria Local Government in Kaduna State, had been living in abject poverty since he retired five years ago having been denied his retirement benefits.

It said the man in a petition dated 22nd September, 2014 to the ICPC Chairman, Mr Ekpo Nta, claimed to have worked at the Local Government for 13 years.

He further alleged that the Kaduna State Local Government Staff Pension Board had denied him his retirement benefits (Gratuity and Pension) since 2010.

“Following ICPC intervention and commencement of investigation into the matter, it was discovered that the pension board was indebted to Malam Adamu”, it said.

The statement said intervention came for the retiree, who was dying from bouts of old age related diseases, when one of his relatives enlightened him on how he could seek redress through the anti-corruption agency.

“Upon intervention by the Commission on the matter, the sum of N554,263.80 owed Mallam Umar Adamu as Gratuity and accrued Pension of 53 months was paid to him.

“In addition, the pension board immediately perfected the payment of Mallam Adamu’s monthly pension as it was supposed to be”, the statement added.

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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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