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Today's Headlines: We Didn’t Abandon Igbo In Sudan-NiDCOM, Akwa Ibom: Obasanjo unveils 23.4km Eket-Etinan Road

We Didn’t Abandon Igbo In Sudan –NiDCOM

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has berated the Igbo group, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) over an allegation that the Chairperson of NiDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa abandoned Igbos in Sudan during the evacuation.

A viral video revealed that Nigerians of Igbo extraction in crisis-hit Sudan were stranded, while one of them recounted how they were asked to alight from the flight, for others to board the plane.

Reacting, NiDCOM, in a press statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, on Tuesday, described the allegation as a “fabricated lie from the pit of hell.”

The statement read in parts, “It has come to the attention of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) of a fabricated lie from the pit of hell that the Chairman/ CEO, Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, prevented some Nigerians, especially of the South East extraction from boarding buses hired by the Federal Government to evacuate stranded Nigerians from the war-torn Khartoum in Sudan.”

Obasanjo unveils 23.4km Eket-Etinan Road

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday inaugurated the 23.4km Eket- Etinan dual carriageway constructed by the Akwa Ibom State Government.

Speaking before inaugurating the project in Eket, Obasanjo lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel’s strides in the development of Akwa Ibom State, adding that God had answered Emmanuel’s prayers.

Obasanjo who said he had visited Akwa Ibom for project inauguration more than any other state said the governor had made Akwa Ibom State better than he met it.

According to him, “Every occasion here is a new project. I have come here to commission projects more than any other state in Nigeria. You have made the whole Akwa Ibom better than you met it. You have demonstrated capacity and credibility and I have no doubt that your successor would build on the legacies you have left behind.

“I am happy that God has answered your prayers. You started well and you are finishing well. But note that, comparatively, you are still a young man, so take a short break and return. Akwa Ibom, Nigeria and Africa still expect a lot from you. We will squeeze the best out of you”.

He advised the Akwa Ibom people to take advantage of the roads and other projects of Emmanuel for enhanced economic activities and livelihood.

Police kill suspected kidnapper, arrest three others in Delta

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Delta State Police Command, has killed one kidnap suspect and arrested three others during a gun duel in Delta.

Neutralised during the gun duel was Felix also known as “OBJ,” while the three other suspects arrested with varying degrees of bullet injuries were Stephen Precious, 19, Godstime Sunday, 28, and Apene Prince, 28.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Tuesday, said the arrest was made on Sunday, April 30 following reports of kidnapping and armed robbery operations in Ughelli, Warri and environs.

According to him, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (operations), DCP Johnson Adenola, had mandated all Divisional Police Officers in the Command to gather intelligence and ensure that the ugly trend was nipped in the bud.

APC Slams Wike Over Tinubu’s Visit To Rivers

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has dissociated itself from the visit of President-elect Bola Tinubu to the state on Wednesday.

Tinubu is expected in Rivers for two days and will commission a flyover at Rumuokwuta and Rumuola junction in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

The politician will also commission a Magistrate Court complex at the Moscow Road in the Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.

A statement on Tuesday by APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju said the party had nothing to do with Tinubu’s visit.

The spokesperson told the governor “to play less divisive politics and exercise restraint in planting seeds of discord amongst opposition political parties”.

Nwauju accused Wike of working to paint a false perception of the collapse of the APC structure in Rivers despite his boast “in previous well-documented interviews”.

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