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Change Should Begin With Buhari, Anglican Archbishop Says

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Bishop of Enugu-Emmanuel ChukwumaThe Anglican Archbishop of Enugu Archdiocese, Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, has said that the current economic hardship in the country has made Nigerians hungry and angry, advising the federal government to urgently do something about it before the situation gets out of control.

The cleric also condemned the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to postpone the Edo State governorship election, earlier scheduled for this Saturday, following an ‘advice’ by security agencies.

Chukwuma spoke during the funeral service of late Mrs. Janet Elobelu Madu at the Christ Church Achi, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Diocese of Oji River, Enugu State on Friday.

Mrs, Madu, who died at 101 years, was the mother of Anglican bishop of Oji River diocese, Most Reverend Pius Madu.

Pointing at the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, Most Rev. Chukwuma urged him to pass the message of hunger in the land to the APC-led federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari.

“APC used to be a very effective medicine for headache in those days. If this APC can’t cure the illness in Nigeria now, Nigerians will begin to drink codeine. Dr. Nwoye, please pass the message to the APC government in Abuja”, Chukwuma said.

Speaking further on the “Change Begins With Me” campaign launched Thursday by the president, the Anglican Archbishop advised Buhari to lead by example.

“Change should begin with Mr. President”, he said. “Let him pay federal civil servants. Buhari will try and make the change crusade begin with him by paying workers at month end”.

On the postponement of the election in Edo state, Chukwuma said: “The postponement of the election is a big indictment on the security of the nation. It shows the security men are inefficient and cannot control the security situation of the country”.

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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.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

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.

Also Read: Gunmen Attack Police Station In Ibadan; Kill Police Corporal

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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