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Today's Headlines:I phoned Oyedepo, But Never Said Poll Is Religious War - Obi; Workers Day: NLC Vows To Improve Partnership With Yobe Govt

Okay Daddy’: I phoned Oyedepo, but never said election is religious war – Peter Obi

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has confirmed that he had a phone conversation with the founder of Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo, but he never described the 2023 election as a “religious war.”

Obi stated this while speaking on issue on Arise Television on Monday, saying he called the cleric to solicit votes.

Recall that an audio conversation between Obi and Oyedepo had leaked in April.

Workers Day: NLC Vows To Improve Partnership With Yobe Govt

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DAMATURU – The Nigeria Labour Con­gress (NLC) has vowed to improve partnership with the Yobe State government, led by Governor Mai Mala Buni, for the improvement of welfare of workers and state residents.

Chairman NLC Yobe State Chapter, Comrade Muktar Musa Tarbutu, announced this on Monday while briefing newsmen as part of activities marking the 2023 joint NLC-TUC May Day Celebrations in Damaturu.

According to him “Your Excellency Sir, the NLC in the state is ready to partner with your administration for the betterment of Yobe residents, particularly now that you have a brand new mandate from the people of the state. It is also soliciting for consideration in the issue of inclusiveness into govern­ment committees, as well as utility vehicles, allocation of pilgrimage seats for the coun­cil, among others.”

Police in gun battle with kidnappers in Delta: OBJ shot dead, 3 arrested

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A suspected kidnapper identified as Felix A.K.A OBJ has been shot dead while three of his colleagues were arrested with serious gunshot injuries following their gun battle with the operatives of the Delta Police Command in Ugheli area of the State.

Delta Police Command spokesman, Bright Edafe, revealed this in statement on Tuesday.

According to him, the gang had earlier that snatched an AK47 rifle from a police officer and also allegedly kidnapped and murdered one Godspower Emmanuel after collecting N400,000 as ransom.

That apology from the President

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WHAT is the value of an apology offered by a country’s ruler to its citizens? More importantly, what does the leader expect to achieve by such an apology? When President Muhammadu Buhari hosted a controlled number of guests at his ninth and final Sallah homage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja he used the opportunity to seek the forgiveness of Nigerians he felt he might have hurt during his eight year presidency.

“I honestly consider myself very lucky; I was made a governor, minister of petroleum, head of state in uniform, then after three attempts, God, through technology and PVC, I became President. I think God has given me an incredible opportunity to serve as your president. And I thank God for that”, the President said appreciatively. Continuing in the same line of divine attribution and injunction, he added: “So, please, whoever feels I have done wrong to them, we are all humans. There is no doubt I hurt some people, and I wish you will pardon me. And those that think that I have hurt them so much, please pardon me.”

Nigerians reacted differently to this apparent public show of contrition by the retired General. Many took the opportunity of the apology to evaluate his eight-year rule and scored him an embarrassing low. Veteran Nigerian singer Charlie Boy appeared to capture the feelings of most of the critics of his apology: “Dear, General Buhari, apology not accepted! At least, by me. Abeg abeg, stop forming…Many will agree with the fact that Nigeria in the last eight years has been intentionally and deliberately mismanaged under your watch and the APC cabals with impunity and intensity,” the controversial singer, who is also known as ‘Area Father’, wrote.

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