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Former Governor Of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha Has Been Arrested

Police confirm Senator Okorocha’s arrest senator Rochas Okoroc for allegedly leading unauthorized entry into a sealed property and unleash of mayhem. He was arrested by the operatives of the Police command.

The Imo state police command has confirmed that it moved former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, to its custody to explain why he led violent breaking into the government sealed Royal palm spring estate along Akachi road in Owerri.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri.

He said that the police moved to Akachi road when they received a distress call that the Royal Palm spring Estate sealed by the government had been violently opened by men led by Okorocha.

Orlando briefly said: “The command received a distress call regarding what we termed to be unrest at Royal Spring palm estate, and the operatives moved to the place we discovered Okorocha led some persons to the place hitherto sealed by the IMO government.

“The command calmed the situation and invited Okorocha, to come and explain why he led the violent breaking into the estate that led to damages.”

Investigation also revealed that those arrested alongside Okorocha included some of his former political appointees, Steve Asunobi, Lasbery Anyanwu and Ijeoma Igboanusi.

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Republic Of Benin Is Not Aspiring To Be Part Of Nigeria- Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Abuja


The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to misleading reports in the media that the Republic of Benin is aspiring to be the 37 State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in the presence of his counterpart from the Republic of Benin granted a Press Interview after a very fruitful meeting between Ministerial delegations from both countries and stated therein “… the President of Benin Republic said he would like the relations between the two countries to be so close as if Benin was the 37th State of Nigeria”.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has no territorial ambition and has never aspired to make Benin or any country as part of Nigeria.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs was therefore quoted out of context and the general public should kindly disregard the wrong information.

Signed
Ferdinand Nwonye
Spokesperson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja

Saturday, 20 February, 2021


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It’s Obvious That Nigeria is Facing Crisis- Bola Ameed Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for peace among all ethnic, tribal and religious groups in Nigeria.

Tinubu made the call on Friday, during the Eighth-Day Fidau Prayer for the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State.

He said that the country was facing a crisis but all needed to live in harmony and give peace a chance.

”Nigeria is currently facing a crisis; a crisis of insurgency, banditry in all aspects of security, but God Almighty that made this country as one of the largest and most resourceful countries will protect us.

”I appeal, in his memory today, for us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now into ethnic, tribal and religious crises.

”If there is a crisis, where do we go? We will submerge entire West Africa, there will be no enough space to accommodate us.

”Those who have seen the effect of war, the effect of tribal conflict, of religious conflict, will never want it for Nigeria.

“We pray to God to strengthen our mind, guide our faith, put peace and bring peace unto this land, may Allah bless all of us,” Tinubu said.

He said that the clerics were very critical in the present situation, urging them for their prayers, commitment, fasting, all the sermons geared toward peace and stability in the country.

According to him, the death of the first civilian governor, Jakande is not just a loss to the family, but Lagos in general.

Tinubu said that Lagos and Nigeria at large were lucky to have a man like Alhaji Lateef Jakande, drawing from his wealth of knowledge.

”Today, he is no more but he is still existing to the eternity, we pray for Lagos State, we pray for Nigeria to give us more people, more leaders that are prudent, honest, that give priority to the world in the future,” he said.

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The Former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel Joins APC

He served as campaign manager of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in 2019 Abubakar Atiku.

The Nation gathered Daniel will pick up the membership card of APC on Today.

In a statement, Daniel apologised to his former party for the short notice, stating that his support for Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, was a pointer.

He explained the decision took a speedy curve after request of the national caretaker Chairman of APC to visit him along with three governors.

He wrote: “Dear friends & colleagues, pardon my short notice in informing you of my route to the APC which as you might have suspected started with my supporting Governor Dapo Abiodun during the last election.

“I have since experienced an avalanche of encouragement to come on board.

“However in the last 48 hours things took a dizzying speed with the decision of the APC National Chairman request to visit me at Asoludero on Wednesday with about three Governors.

“While planning for the visit Governor Abiodun also decided to visit me later today with another set of Governors later today.

“It therefore means that I have finally been ‘captured’ “I thought I should quickly brief the house before the news go viral. Thanks for your understanding OTUNBA GBENGA DANIELS.”

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Chief Omisore defects to APC

The former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore on Monday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Omisore had earlier arrived his polling Unit at Ward 6 in Ile-Ife to officially defect to the ruling party and subsequently pick his membership card.

Omisore contested 2018 governorship poll on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, but went into coalition with the APC before the September 28 rerun.

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Former US president Donald Trump returns to social media after ban on Twitter and Facebook

Former US president, Donald Trump is back on social media. He came back via his account on Gab, an American alternative social networking service known for its far-right userbase, which includes neo-Nazis, white supremacists, white nationalists and others.

According to Independent UK, Trump in his very first post uploaded his lawyer’s response to demands he testifies at his second impeachment hearing next week.

Trump had resorted to releasing statements from the Office of the Former President after he and his campaign team were removed from the internet by most of the conventional social media platforms.

Part of the lawyers’ response read, “We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt.”

“Your letter only confirms what is known to everyone: you cannot prove your allegations against the 45th President of the United States, who is now a private citizen. The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games.”

US Congressman Jamie Raskin had written letters to the ex-president, demanding that he appear before or during the trial, subject to cross-examination, pointing to the testimonies of former presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton while in office.

“If you decline this invitation, we reserve any and all rights, including the right to establish at trial that your refusal to testify supports a strong adverse inference regarding your actions (and inaction)” on 6 January, the date of the riots inside the halls of Congress.

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Daily Devotional 6th of Febuary 2021: Always get involved in Kingdom matters.

“And they brought him to Jesus, and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.” Luke 19:35 (KJV)

When Jesus was going to ride into Jerusalem, He asked his disciples to go find a colt and tell the owner that the Lord had need of it. When they brought the donkey to Jesus, they cast their garments upon it. Everyone got involved. Luke 19:37, says: “And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen” (KJV).

In Matthew’s gospel of this same story, it tells us that the whole city was moved. Those who could bring palm fronds did so. Those who could spread their garments did so and those who could sing raised their voices. The people get involved in one way or the other and then when they came into the city, the whole city was moved.

While in Luke 19:38-39, some were saying: “blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. Some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him, Master, rebuke thy disciples” (KJV), the Pharisees habitually discourage the rest. Whenever God’s people gather together to praise God, there will always be Pharisees who usually want to limit the rest of the multitude from rejoicing. The Pharisees told Jesus to stop the disciples but Jesus said unto them: “…I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out” (Luke 19:40 KJV).

There are stones waiting on the wing to do what you don’t want to do because from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the name of the Lord shall be praised; there is nothing anyone can do about it. The scripture tells us that the Lord will build His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Further Reading: Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:29-40
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 39-40; Evening- Matthew 23:23-39

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Okowa congratulates new CDS, General Irabor on his new appointment.

Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa said that the sacrifices of the new Defence chief towards peace and progress of the nation, especially his acknowledged gallantry at assignments, were outstanding.

He thanked Buhari for appointing an illustrious son of Delta into the exalted position of Chief of Defence Staff, and said that it was an elevated responsibility given to a deserving officer.

According to him, Irabor, who hails from Agbor in Delta, has the requisite experience for his new job having served as Theatre Commander “Operation Lafiya Doyle”, Force Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), combating Boko Haram; Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters and Commander, Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army, TRADOC.

Okowa urged Irabor to ensure that under his watch, Nigeria would record improvement in military-civil relations and that he should continue to uphold the territorial integrity of the nation.

He lauded the new CDS for the successes recorded at the many army formations where he served across the country, which according to him, contributed in strengthening Nigerian Army’s capacity for its constitutional role.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate a fine military officer and gentleman, Maj.-Gen. Leo Irabor, on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff.

“With his core competences in strong leadership and professional skills, Gen. Irabor had brought his wealth of experience to bear on all his assignments in the Army, especially in the war against terrorism and insurgency.

“He has had remarkable impact, working very hard for the people of Nigeria, particularly in the Nigerian Army where he rose through the ranks to become a Major-General in 2014.

“Over the years, Irabor had by dint of hard work and discipline, established himself with an unblemished leadership style laced with team-player spirit and this has endeared him to the men and officers of the Nigerian Army.

“As you prepare to take over the mantle of leadership of our nation’s military firmament as new Chief of Defence Staff, your family and indeed, your colleagues in the military and admirers have cause to be grateful to Almighty God for having granted you a life of great accomplishments.

“We are proud of you and we know that you will continue to be a great ambassador of a our great State,” the governor stated.