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Today's Headlines: Bishop Kukah Sends Message To Muslims, Fire Consumes 30 Shops In Kwara

1) Bishop Kukah Sends Message To Muslims.

Recently, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Matthew Kukah, stated that he will continue to pray in order for Muslims to build a church for Christians one day.

It's important to know that Kukah disclosed this information on Monday during the commissioning of 86 housing units with a church and mosque for Internally Displaced Persons in Sangere-Marghi village of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

"DAILY NIGERIAN" reports that both Muslims and Christians benefited from the houses built by Most Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza, Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese.

However, Kukah said that the significance of building the housing estate and the mosque should not be lost.

The renowned cleric charged the governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri, to impress other northern governors with the need for synergy between government and religious leaders to promote love and peace in the region and the country.

2) Fire Incident Ravages Ibadan Plank Market.

Property worth millions of naira have been destroyed as a result of a fire incident that occurred at Bodija plank market in Ibadan.

DAILY POST gathered that the fire incident occurred Monday night.

Our correspondent reports that Bodija plank market, which is also known as Iso Pako, is one of the popular markets in Ibadan.

The Chief Fire Officer in Oyo State, Mr Moshood Adewuyi when contacted, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Tuesday.

3) Fire Consumes 30 Shops In Kwara.

A fire incident, on Monday, ravaged 30 shops in Oro town, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

DAILY POST reports that the incident, which occurred in the afternoon at about 15.12 hours, at the Oro Central Market, was reportedly caused by careless refuse burning by unknown persons.

The burning refuse, according to the spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, spread to a shop and later engulfed other shops within the vicinity area.

However, out of the 354 shops in the market area, 30 shops were burnt by the fire, while the remaining shops were rescued by the fire service team.

However, the fire service team was alerted to the scene by one ASP Yusuf through a telephone call.

4) Saraki reacts as Arapaja emerges PDP South-West Zonal Chairman.

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-West Zonal Chairman.

Arapaja, who is the preferred candidate of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, emerged winner by edging out Dr. Eddy Olafeso with a total of 343 votes as against his opponent’s 330 votes yesterday.

Reacting, Saraki, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, wished Arapaja and all the new zonal executives all the best.

So, what do you think about these statements released by the former Senate President?.

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