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Today's Headline: Women Protest Bauchi Monarch Continued Detention, Gunmen kill APC Chieftain In Imo

Women protest Bauchi monarch’s continued detention

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Hundreds of Sayawa women in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local government areas of Bauchi State, on Thursday, protested the continued detention of their monarch, the Gung Zaar-select, Air Commodore Ishaku Komo, by the police in the state.

Our correspondent learnt that the women are out on the streets protesting for the fifth day in a row, demanding the release of their monarch.

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The PUNCH had reported that the Gung Zaar-select was arrested along with six others for their alleged involvement in the communal crisis that erupted in Sang Village in Bogoro LGA about two weeks ago over the coronation of a Hamlet Head.

A 70-year old man was gruesomely killed in the incident and many sustained various degrees of injuries while 74 houses, shops and three motorcycles were completely burnt down.

The Bauchi State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, had, in a statement, insisted that the detained monarch and the other six people have a case to answer over the incident.

Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Imo

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A member of Imo State’s All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Capt. Tony Enoch, was reportedly killed by suspected IPOB members in Oru East Local Government Area of the state.

A source who disclosed this to DAILY POST on Thursday said the victim, a retired military officer and also a kinsman of Governor Hope Uzodinma, was killed while returning from an APC stakeholder meeting.

The gunmen reportedly ambushed the deceased around Awomama Technical School in Oru-East and, after killing him, dumped his corpse in the boot of his car.

The Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer did not pick up his calls and did not respond to text messages sent to him.

Osinbajo To Headline Umukoro’s Book Launch In Abuja

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) will tomorrow headline the public presentation of a book: “The Memory of Seasons”, written by award-winning journalist, Arukaino Umukoro.

The organisers, Eternalfilez Media, in collaboration with Anisza Foundation, said the event scheduled to take place at the Shehu Musa Yar ‘Adua Centre, Abuja, will also feature special guests’ panel discussion on the theme of the event: “Conversations on Nigeria’s Unity in Diversity: Challenges, Opportunities”, aimed at driving meaningful discourse that will promote national unity.

The special assistant to the president on digital and new media and a 2022-2023 Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Tolu Ogunlesi; founder, Anisza Foundation ((Nigeria’s 1st ever UNITY Photo Gallery), Novo Isioro; lawyer and development economist, Myani Bukar, are among the panelists.

The event will also feature spoken word performances focused on citizens and nation-building.

Renowned Poet, and Director, Lagos International Poetry Festival, Efe Paul-Azino, commended the author for his debut collection of poems on nationhood, life and humanity.

He said, “To read Arukaino Umukoro is to see the world both as it is and as it could be. This duality—this gift of seeing—a mark of journalistic range and poetic temperament, shines through this stellar collection of poems, infusing his work with a unique clarity and depth that deftly navigates the nuances of love, nationhood, and humanity.

G-5: The fallacy of Wike’s ‘contribution’ to Tinubu’s ‘victory

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LAST week, Nyesom Wike, the outgoing governor of Rivers State, gave Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s putative next president, extravagant welcome to Port Harcourt, the state capital. Tinubu was in Port Harcourt to open a Magistrate’s Court complex that Wike named after his wife. Wike declared a public holiday and closed down shops so that Rivers people could turn out to welcome Tinubu. He later hosted Tinubu to a grand reception, a lavish banquet! Surely, those acts were an extraordinary abuse of power.

How would you explain a sitting governor naming a monument, built with state resources, after his wife? How would you explain a state governor declaring a public holiday, closing businesses, thereby crippling commercial activities, so that someone could “open” the monument? And would any responsible would-be president be part of such abuse of office and waste of state resources?

Well, Tinubu and Wike are two of the same kind. They are cut from the same political cloth and have identical governance styles. Politically, they believe in power by hook or by crook. Their maxim is: “Political power is not served a la carte; at all costs, fight for it, grab it and run with it.” That’s what Tinubu said before this year’s presidential election, and it’s what Wike practised with his political brigandage in Rivers State.Lagos, which Tinubu once governed and still controls as the feudal lord, and Rivers, where Wike holds sway, are the hotbeds of electoral violence and political thuggery in Nigeria, seemingly state sanctioned.

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