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Mr President, Where Is Your Humanity? Cleric Slams Buhari Over Abducted Leah Sharibu

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Leah Sharibu

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A cleric in Jos, Plateau State, Gideon Para-Mallam, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to reach out to Nathan Sharibu, Leah’s father.

Leah was one of the more than 100 female students of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, kidnapped by a faction of Boko Haram in February 2018, but was held back in captivity because of her faith.

In a statement issued on his birthday, Para-Mallam said the president was yet to call Sharibu to give him updates on efforts at rescuing his daughter.

“On October 15, Leah’s father, Nathan Sharibu and I were on the phone again. We connect regularly and this has been the case since March 2018, till date,” he said.

“He said he had not heard a single word about his daughter’s release beyond the promises. He also confirmed that he had not received any phone calls or updates from the President of this country.

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“Why is this the case? I am wondering deeply. Mr President, where is your humanity? Is life all about enjoying power in Aso Rock? You are a father and Nathan Sharibu is also a father. Before you were anything in government, you were a father.

“Mr President, 603 days? Would you have the peace of mind to lead Nigeria? A few minutes into writing this statement, Leah’s father and I were on the phone again. He shared with me that their life as a family is one of daily agony and pain, but they remain thankful to God.

“I encouraged him once again as I normally do, to remain hopeful about Leah’s release. He went further to tell me that October 14 was rather a very difficult night for him because he dreamt about Leah. He seemed distressed and unhappy.”

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Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

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Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire
Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said the Federal Government will do all it can to prevent medical doctors from leaving the country.

The minister stated this on Friday in Abuja after inspecting work on the new cancer centre at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Ehanire revealed that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will provide the necessary incentives to make migration unattractive for the doctors.

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The Health Minister admitted that medical doctors leaving Nigeria to foreign countries has become a challenge.

He, therefore, pledged that the government will do everything possible to ensure that doctors will prefer to remain and work in the country.

Ehanire advised hospital management to spend wisely, properly maintain the facilities when completed, and seek alternative sources of funding.

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

Nyesom wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the Nigerian Media to stop praising public officials and giving them awards for favoritism but to hold them accountable.

Governor Wike gave the charge when the national leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday.

The governor expressed that in time past, the Nigerian Press was a strong voice and conscience of the society, but wondered what has whittled down its powers.

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“What I have seen of you is that you praise us and give us award because of relationship or friendship. That’s not the way it should be. Challenge us; the people in authority and we will sit up to our responsibilities. We will have no choice than to perform and serve the people, as it should be.

The governor stated that Nigeria is in a difficult period in its history and NGE cannot shy away from performing its duties without fear or favour.

He urged them to discharge their function and be sure that they are doing what is right always.

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

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According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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