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Ogun NLC Urges FG To Distribute Returned Loots To States

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The Kwara State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has advised the federal government to distribute looted public funds recovered from political office holders to states to help them address their financial challenges.

The state Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Yekeen Agunbiade, gave the advice in Ilorin over the weekend, while having a chat with journalists on the state of the nation.

“The distribution of such looted funds to the 36 states of the federation would assist states to meet challenges in the payment of outstanding monthly salaries to their workers,” said Agunbiade.

He decried the current situation in some states where workers had not received salaries to celebrate the just concluded Maolud Nabbiy and Christmas due to non-payment of their salaries by their various state governments.

“If the President Muhammadu Buhari can make funds collected from those who had looted public funds to states of the federation, it will go a long way to cushioning the effect of dwindling financial situations in some states and thereby allowing states to add values to their teeming workforce.

“Many workers cannot be promoted to the next grade level due to non availability of funds, and if the looted funds can be distributed to the states of the federation, a new lease of life would come to the teeming workforce and this would enhance productivity on the part of the workers,” Agunbiade 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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