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I’m Returning To My Village After May 29 – Kuku • Denies Plotting To Stay On As Amnesty Boss

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kingsley-kukuChairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has denied rumours making the rounds that he was plotting to stay on as head of the organisation beyond May 29.

Kuku, who is the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, made the clarification following strident calls by some influential individuals and groups from the region on the incoming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to scrap the programme.

Kuku, in a statement made available by the Head of Media and Communication in the PAO, Dan Alabrah, made it clear that he was returning to his village in Ondo rather than plotting to continue service under the new government.

“The chairman wishes to disappoint the plotters as he is not interested in continuing in that office, more so as his boss, President Jonathan, is leaving office on May 29, 2015. As the President is returning to Otuoke in Bayelsa State, Kuku is also going back to Arogbo, his Ijaw community in Ondo State.

“Having diligently served Nigeria for four years, it is time to move on. He is very proud of his achievements under the Amnesty Programme, which is domiciled in his office as Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta.

“No amount of mudslinging, blackmail and campaigns of calumny can erase the spectacular and verifiable achievements recorded by the Amnesty Programme under the Jonathan administration.

“The programme remains one of the shining legacies of the outgoing administration and it will continue to maintain its place as one of the pillars of Nigeria’s economic sustenance and survival”, Alabarah said.

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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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