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Headlines of the day 16th November 2020

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Headlines of the day 16th November 2020

1. Abia LG election: Full list of 17 PDP deputy chairmanship candidates.

  • on Sunday in Abia State, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has released the full name of 17 candidates that will be representing them for in the 18 local government election in the state.

The report’s made it known that, PDP chairman of Abia state in person of Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere passed this information on Sunday. (Headlines)

According to the source, names of the nominees that are nominated with the LGA they will be supervising are listed below.

Aba North: Mrs Iwuchukwu Joy.

Aba South: Princess Peace Nwobilo.

Arochukwu: Cletus Nwankwo.

Bende: Promise Uzoma Okoro.

Ikwuano: Cokey Nwachukwu.

Isiala Ngwa North: Chuks Amaike.

Isiala Ngwa South: Chimereze Joseph Nwankwo

Isuikwuato: Odoeme Rosemary Ebere Chukwu.

Obingwa: Uloma Okezie.

Ohafia: Samuel Uduma Kalu.

Osisioma: Uchenna Jumbo,Ugwunagbo: Azubuike Moses Chidiebere.

Ukwa East: Eric Ugbor.

Ukwa West: John Ajuzieogu.

Umuahia North: Bob Ogechi Agbugba. Umunneochi South: Lewachi Nzeadba

Umunneochi: Jubilee Ezindu

2. Osinbajo, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu meet in Lagos

According to the latest reports which revealed that the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo came to Lagos om Sunday.

It was reported that the vice president were at the residence of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. (Headlines)

The report’s show that during the meeting they was held at Lagos, some people who are in the meeting are Babajide Sanwo-Olu the present Governor of Lagos, the chairman of Lagos APC, Tunde Balogun and a member of of the House of Representatives Abiodun Faleke was in their as well.

In conclusion, DAILY POST made it known that the main reason of the meeting could not be ascertain

3. Shehu Sani raises alarm as bandits allegedly kidnap scores on Kaduna-Abuja road.

Former Kaduna State lawmaker in person of Shehu Sani, former Kaduna State lawmaker has reported in Sunday that an incident has happened in the state whereby some bandits have blocked the Kaduna-Abuja road also kidnapped scores of persons.

Shehu Sani passed this information to the people through his Twitter handle whereby he urged the northern governors to prioritize insecurity situations in the region. (Headlines)

He said on his Twitter page, reading that “Today,the Bandits along Kaduna Abuja audaciously blocked the road in broad daylight and kidnapped scores of people,including a young man I know. Operation Puff Adder needs reactivation.

“This is where the attention of the Northern Governors is needed”.

4. Ex-Eagles star Obodo kidnapped again in Warri.

According to the latest report form the PUNCH, an incident has happened at along Refinery Road, Warri in Delta State whereby former Super Eagles player who his playing the role of a midfielder, Christian Obodo, has been kidnapped by unknown gun men.

The report claimed that, Christian Onome Onovawakpoyeya, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command made this known yo the PUNCH that Obodo is a 36 year old player who ho stop to buy a bananas on Sunday before he was kidnapped.

Onome Onovawakpoyeya said “Obodo was kidnapped at about 5pm on Sunday around Ishaka Hotel just along Refinery Road”.

While speaking, she added that “He was with his girlfriend when he was abducted. They both stopped by the road to buy bananas’.

Onome Onovawakpoyeya explained further that those gunmen that kidnapped him ate yet to make any demand in other to release him.

It was gathered by the PUNCH that this will be the second time that will kidnapped Obodo.

This happened in the year 2019 on June 9 when he was on his way to church in Warri. (Headlines)

After he was kidnapped, the police men tried all their best to track down the abductors to Isoko which is outside before they later found him and arrests some suspects.

5. Nigeria confirms 152 new cases of COVID-19, total now 65,148.

The Tribune reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded another new cases in Nigeria which was announced through their Twitter handler on Sunday night revealing that the country has recorded another 152 new cases of COVID-19.

NCDC wrote on their Twitter page “On the 15th of November 2020, 152 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 65,148 cases have been confirmed, 61,073 cases have been discharged and 1,163 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. (Headlines)

The reports claimed that the 152 news cases are found in 8 States in Nigeria which are listed below with the number of cases reportedly found; Lagos (136), Kano (4), Niger (3), Ekiti (2), Kaduna (2), Ogun (2), Taraba (2) and FCT (1).

6. Fayose @ 60: His doggedeness stands him out – Akeredolu.

The Governor of Ondo state who was reelected by the people in the state in person of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has described Ayodele Fayose who has ruled as a Governor of Ekiti for two times as a man who his determined and a dogged man that focus on whatsoever he pursue.

The report claimed that this message was part of the statement that was signed by Donald Ojogo the the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation to congratulate Fayose on his 60th birthday.

Governor Akeredolu explained that an even though they are in different party but still relationship between him and Fayose had remained is still intact.

The statement read: “Life’s blessings have a special way of manifesting in God’s special ones. For my brother and friend, former Governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose, the uncommon illumination of the Lord’s light of hope, His outpour of Favour and Grace are faith builders (Headlines)

He added that “This is one man whose doggedeness stands him out; he pursues his choices with an alluring courage and has always deployed ingenious potentials in achieving his goals. Fayose, undoubtedly, remains a strong force in Nigerian politics.

In conclusion “Interestingly, our relationship which spans several years before we both ventured into politics has waxed stronger, defying the vicissitudes of partisanship and artificial political borders. This should, and must be the spirit of men of honour whose desire is to serve the people.

7. Why man sets self, girlfriend ablaze in Benue.

According to the Nation, more facts begins to come in as a man whose name his Nicodemus Nomyange has set himself and his girlfriend Shininenge Pam on fire.

According to the reports both of them died on Saturday whereby the incident occurred around Inikpi street, high-level area of Makurdi.

Nomyange and Pam dead bodies have been taken to the Federal Medical Center Makurdi and deposited by officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps ) FRSC.

While investigating the matter, it was known that Nomyange has been dating Pam for some time. They source also learnt that Nomyange is a married man who has children and still proposed to marry Pam whereby dge reportedly turned the man down because he has married and she prefers to marry a single man.

 

Due to this, the source claimed the, Nomyange to Pam apartment and set the house on fire by locking every one inside.

During the incident, Nomyange died immediately at the scene but for Pam, she gave up the ghost when they are taking her to hospital for treatment.

Kate Anene who served as Benue Police spokesperson confirmed the incident.

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Insecurity: Reps Ask Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency

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WORRIED by the worsening security situation in the country, the House of Representatives on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare a state of emergency on insecurity to effectively curb the ugly development.

The Speaker, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, disclosed this while reading the resolutions approved after a fourhour executive session held on the floor of the Green Chamber, during which lawmakers condemned attacks on security agents and formations across the country.

To this end, the House resolved to invite the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Mongunu; the service chiefs and other heads of various paramilitary agencies to appear before it and brief the members on the security situation in the country.

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The House also mandated all its security committees to immediately commence comprehensive audit of all military and paramilitary assets and arms in the Armed Services and revert back to the House within four weeks.

Gbajabiamila, who read the resolution, said: “The House reiterates its commitment to the security and corporate existence of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and would, therefore, accelerate its engagement with stakeholders on a special security summit to be organised by the House of Representatives.

“The House should urgently invite the NSA, service chiefs, and paramilitary chiefs, Controller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service and the Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT to brief the House on the security situation in the country.

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“Considering the security situation, the President should immediately declare a state of emergency on insecurity so as to fast track all measures to ensure the restoration of peace in the country.

“Call on the judiciary to accelerate the prosecution of those awaiting trial due to banditry, terrorism and other criminal activities.

“Provide emergency relief to all communities that have been adversely affected by recent attacks across the country.

“The President should as a matter of urgency, ensure financial autonomy to Local Government Councils to guarantee their functionality to serve the local populace.

“The Federal Government should ensure the protection of National Infrastructure assets, particularly the  Shiroro and Kainji Dams in Niger State. 

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“The House mandated all its Security Committees to immediately commence comprehensive audit of all military and paramilitary assets and arms in our Armed Services and revert back to the House within four weeks.

“That the number of personnel in the Police and Military falls far short of the required number to effectively secure the country and calls for immediate recruitment to this effect,” the resolution read.

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Buhari Is Helping Fulanis Take Over, There Is No Govt in Nigeria – Governor Ortom

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of working for Fulanis. He said the country has no government following incessant killings by bandits and Fulani herdsmen in his state.

He lamented that over 70 people have been murdered in two weeks in Makurdi Local Government Area. Ortom spoke to protesters on Tuesday at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Abagena village. Suspected herdsmen, Monday night, killed citizens and wounded many others. “What is happening now, to me, is very clear; Mr President is just working for these Fulanis to take over the whole country.”

He said Buhari’s body language is what is being played out and that the action and inaction of Mr President “shows that he is only the President of Fulani people”. Ortom decried that attackers regularly send indigenes away from their homes, yet go to kill them where they take refuge.

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Ortom called them “Fulani herdsmen”, stressing that They are not bandits. They are Fulanis. We saw and heard them speak the language.” The Benue helmsman stated that the federal authorities have been dragging foot on the matter.

“If the federal government had taken a proactive step, we will not be where we are. In the last two weeks, over 70 persons have been killed just in Makurdi Local Government Area alone.”

Noting that the situation is not acceptable, Ortom said similar killings were going on in Guma and Gwer-West. Ortom recalled he alerted Nigerians when Fulanis from 14 countries met in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

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He said they declared that except the prohibition of open grazing law was reviewed, “Benue will not know peace.” The governor wondered why the federal government was yet to arrest the leaders of Miyetti Allah that hosted the meeting. “It means we don’t have a government”, he declared.

“Mr President must do the needful and I want to suggest that immediately, let there be a security summit. I am aware that the situation is prevalent in other parts of the country.”
On Monday, the police command in Benue State also confirmed the kidnap of three students of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi.

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Freeze Pantami’s Accounts – Rinu Oduala Urges CBN

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An #EndSARS campaigner, Rinu Oduala, has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze the bank accounts of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over his past controversial comments supporting the activities of terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Pantami had since renounced his radical pro-terrorists comments, saying he now knows better but Nigerians have been unsparing and relentless in the call for the resignation or sacking of the minister.

Oduala, who tweeted via @SavvyRinu on Thursday, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele to freeze Pantami’s accounts just as the apex bank swiftly froze the accounts of at least 20 #EndSARS promoters last year over terrorism-related allegations.

“Godwin Emefiele, when are you going to freeze the bank accounts of Isa Pantami?”

The PUNCH had reported that the apex bank through an ex parte order froze the accounts of Oduala and 19 other persons who played a role in the October 2020 #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.

The CBN had said the accounts were frozen because of the nature of the investigation which was terrorism-related but after about three months, a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the apex bank to unfreeze the accounts of the 20 #EndSARS protesters.

Oduala, a leading voice during the #EndSARS protests last year, had pulled out of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged killing of protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll gate. She had faulted the decision of the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel to reopen the toll gate when justice hasn’t been served to the victims of the October 20, 2020 Lekki shootings.

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