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Osinbajo Preaches Hope As He Visits IDPs In Adamawa

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday, assured victims of Boko Haram attacks in Adamawa State of the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to rid the country of terrorists. He urged them not to lose hope.

“Everyday, the President is thinking about you. That is why he sent me to come and see, take notes, to understand what is going on, to hear from you, so that I can report to him for positive action. That is why I am here,” Osinbajo told the IDPs in Adamawa. The VP has been on a tour of states hard hit by Boko Haram insurgency.

“He asks me to say to you that there is hope, great hope, that the Federal Government under his leadership will ensure everything is done to provide for you and resettle you back to you homes, your work, your businesses and your places of worship.

“But you have to be patient. As you know, the government has very little money. We are running after all the money everywhere, so that we use it to serve you.”

Osinbajo also stated that the Federal Government will rid territories recovered from Boko Haram of landmines and other form of explosives, noting that it was a very important step in achieving the primary objective of rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons back to their homes.

He explained that terrorists “plant landmines and other form of explosives making it difficult for people to resettle and that is why it is absolutely important for us that the farmlands are swept clean of mines and explosives. That is a matter we shall take seriously.”

The vice president also assured the government of Adamawa State that the administration of President Buhari was committed to assisting them rebuild and reconstruct affected parts of the state.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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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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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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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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