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Adamawa APC Voices Disappointment Over Bello’s Ministerial Nomination

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Muhammad BelloA cacophony of voices have erupted over the submission of the name of Mallam Muhammad Bello to the Senate as the ministerial nominee from Adamawa State by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bello is among the second batch of ministerial nominees submitted to the Senate on Monday.

While describing the nomination as suicidal and a big political blunder capable of making the All Progressives Congress to lose future elections in the state, the organizing secretary of APC in Adamawa, Mallam Ahmed Lawal, said Bello is not known to the party in the state and neither was the Adamawa APC consulted before his name was forwarded.

“As a party, we don’t know the nominee because as the organizing secretary of the party who is in charge of registration of members, I doubt if Bello is even a card carrying member of the party.

“We were not consulted before his name was sent. He was never with us during campaigns that usher in APC as the ruling party and we don’t know how his name get there”, he said.

Lawal recalled that when an active member of the party in person of Babachir David Lawal, was appointed as SGF, no one raised any objection as his effort towards the victory of the party was well acknowledged but that the same cannot be said about Bello.

“If people that worked for the victory of the party are sidelined, the party will forever remain stunted”, he said.

In the same vein, former interim National Vice Chairman of APC (North East) Dr. Umar Duhu, described the nomination of Bello as the height of injustice as he worked against the party’s victory in the build up to the presidential election.

“Bello was the immediate former chairman of National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) whose support for the former ruling party was an open secret and worked against Buhari’s candidature, he alleged.

“I have to state in categorical term that the president was not fair to some of us who were in the opposition since 1999.

“I was even the one who registered former Vice President Atiku Abubakar into the party and therefore it is a great disservice for the president not to consult with any one of us in Adamawa before Bello’s name was submitted.

“I wouldn’t have complained if any of the politicians was given the appointment because he would have carried all the other politicians along knowing who among them worked for the success of the party”, Duhu lamented.

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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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