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Parents of released 82 Chibok girls set to reunite with their parents this week

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The Federal Government has invited parents of the 82 Chibok school girls, who were released two weeks ago by Boko Haram, to Abuja where they will be re-united with their daughters.

The Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Mr. Hosea Tsambido, said this in an interview with one of our correspondents on Sunday.

Some Chibok representatives, who met with the Federal Government last week, were given photographs of the girls while the representatives handed over the pictures of the released girls to the parents in Chibok for identification.

It was learnt that the concerned parents had been able to identify the girls and were therefore asked to come to Abuja to meet the girls on Friday.

Tsambido stated, “Many of the parents have identified their children through the photos and I was told that they are coming on Friday.”

When asked if the Federal Government would be sponsoring the trip, Tsambido said, “I don’t know. What the parents told me was that they were asked to come on Friday. I didn’t ask if the government would sponsor the trip but usually, the government sponsors such trips.”

One of the guardians of the rescued girls, Yahi Dwata, also confirmed to The PUNCH that the Federal Government had asked the parents to come on Friday,

Dwata, whose niece, Comfort Bulus, is among the rescued girls, said, “It is true. I have received word from parents in Chibok that the government asked them to come on Friday. I will also be in Abuja on Friday.”

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‘You Cannot Gag The Press’ -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

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‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari
'You Cannot Gag The Press' -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed the National Broadcasting Commission for punishing ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that on Monday, the regulatory body fined each station N3 million for alleged violation of broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.

Also Read: Nigerian Lawyer, Adegboruwa reacts to Fashola’s ‘discovery’ of camera at Lekki tollgate

Reacting to this development, Fani-Kayode stated that NBC’s move was an indicator that President Muhammadu Buhari is a “dictator and a fascist.”

He wrote:

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NBC Fine On Arise, Channels And AIT Unfair, Says Shehu Sani

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ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani
NBC Fine On Arise, Channels And AIT Unfair, Says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has criticised the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for imposing fines on ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that on Monday, NBC accused the three broadcasting stations of violating broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.

Also Read: BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting

The regulator alleged that the three stations aided in the escalation of tension through coverage of the protests in the country, hence leading to a fine of N3million for each station.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move as unfair and unjust.

See his tweet below:

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Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike

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Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike
Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) can’t use the state to launch attacks.

Recall that some days ago, Wike outlawed the proscribed group in the State.

The Governor called on local government chairmen in the state and youths not to allow IPOB to demonstrate in the state.

Wike stated this on Monday during a meeting with the Community Development Committees, youths leaders, and council chairmen at the Government House, in Port Harcourt.

The Rivers State Governor in a statement released through his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, described Rivers as the most accommodating state for all Nigerians.

Also Read: 25 out of 1900 escaped prisoners return to Correctional Centre in Edo

“We can never be against any ethnic group. We can never do that. We have lived in harmony with the Ibos, the Hausas, and Edo people,” he said.

“Everybody that comes to this State we have lived in harmony with. So Nigerians must commend Rivers State as a place where you’ve never had a problem between this group and that group.”

“There’s one terrorist group they call IPOB. I didn’t declare them a terrorist group, the court declared them a terrorist group, not me.

“The federal government declared them a terrorist group. IPOB can’t use Rivers State to be a place where they’ll be launching attacks. If you allow that, your future, your children’s future is gone,” Wike added.

“Go to Oyigbo and see what they’ve done. They destroyed the court. What did the court do? See the soldiers they killed and burnt them. See the policemen they killed and burnt them and then you said people would sit and fold their arms?”

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