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Ladoja Promises Free Treatment Of PLWHA If Elected As Oyo State Governor

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Governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has promised to restore free treatment for members of the state chapter of the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) in all the state general hospitals if elected the next governor of the state.

Speaking in Ibadan on Saturday, Ladoja who fielded questions from newsmen on his preparedness for the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state described the current N12,000 being charged each of NEPWHAN’s 40,000 members in the state for treatment in government hospitals as insensitive.

“My government, which is coming on May 29, 2015 by the grace of the Almighty, will ensure adequate representation of NEPWHAN members in the composition of Oyo State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS.

“I will also ensure speedy passage of the anti-stigmatisation bill into law to discourage discrimination against people living with the virus and ensure their full integration into society.

He also pledged to assist the 36 support groups associated with NEPWHAN with free supply in the 33 local government councils of Trino-IB, a drug said to boost the immune system of people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as encourage research into local herb formula for the cure of the virus.

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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

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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

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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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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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