Buhari reacts to death of close ally, Isa Funtua.
It was reported that Funtua reportedly died of cardiac arrest on Monday.
The elder statesman was a Life Patron of International Press Institute and Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN).
Reacting, Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, commiserated with family members, government and people of Katsina State, and all associates of the former President of NPAN, especially the media industry, on the loss.
He described him as “greatly admired and respected’’.
The President believed that the demise of the publisher and businessman has created a huge gap
According to him, Malam Funtua consistently stood by him in his political journey.
He, therefore, prayed to Allah for repose of Malam Funtua’s soul, and to grant the family strength and fortitude to bear the loss.
PDP accuses APC of desperation.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State chapter, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of desperation.
PDP, yesterday in Benin, through its Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, asked of when leaders and members of APC would stop making frivolous and unsubstantiated allegations against the PDP and Edo State Government.
It wondered what was the concern of Ize-Iyamu about Governor Godwin Obaseki’s appointment of aides.
PDP said: “We really do not want to respond to the infantile tantrum of APC, as it is now becoming obvious to the good people of Edo State, especially the voting public, that APC has finally lost the plot and is grabbing at straws to shield its obvious incompetence. Not just the governorship election, but their marble.
“How else does one respond to Ize-Iyamu’s statement laced with lies, childish innuendos, immature reasoning and thoughts? No wonder the party had been trending on monumental failures.
“To reconcile APC and Ize-Iyamu thinking that the Edo State Government is giving out appointments to thugs and cultists to disrupt the elections, when Edo people now call and hail Governor Obaseki as the thug and godfather slayer, is an obvious display of their desperation to try to bully the good people of our state.”
It is common knowledge that the APC is the party that is populated by known thugs and brigands, in the many factions that exist within it.
“Governor Obaseki’s fight from the day he took over power was the conscious demobilisation of thugs, cultists and their sponsors.
This led to the protracted battle of wits that birthed the sack of their National Chairman (Comrade Adams Oshiomhole), fragmentation of the party (APC) into bits and Edo governor leaving the prostrate party for the comfort of the umbrella.
“We understand the frustration involved in trying to put together a scattered broom, but that is not an excuse to tell tall tales and fallacies.
“The lady said her husband is bad. She called him all sorts of names to deride him. He left her and married a new wife.
She has now gone berserk, filled with rage, jealousy and envy. A green demon showing its fangs wouldn’t you say? This is story of APC.”
Edo PDP said its members and leaders were focused on resetting the state for a better and brighter tomorrow.
Isa Funtua: How I predicted death of Buhari's close friend - Primate Ayodele.
The senior prophet of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has explained how his prophecy about the death of Isa Funtua, President Muhammadu Buhari’s close friend, came to pass.
Alhaji Isa Funtua, widely known as an ally to the President, died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest.
In a series of prophecies he made available to Newspot on Sunday, Ayodele had predicted the death of a prominent Nigerian, categorically stating that it will happen within this week and next week.
He had said, “Within this week and next week, let’s pray not to lose a prominent Nigerian.”
Ayodele, in one of his predictions, had said that “President Buhari will still cry if proper cleansing isn’t done in the Villa.”
Funtua died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest and the news was first broken by President Buhari’s aide on new media, Bashir Ahmad, who hinted that the deceased was hale and hearty till he suddenly went to the great beyond.
Ayodele, in one of his most recent prophecies said that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai may face assassination.
FCT records highest COVID-19 cases as virus continues to spread across Nigeria.
Nigeria’s capital, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT on Monday recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in the country.
This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night.
NCDC said Abuja recorded 102 cases while Lagos had 100 cases.
It also confirmed that the country recorded 12 deaths.
Currently, Nigeria has a total of 37,255 confirmed cases and 801 deaths.
Napoli issues Osimhen new ultimatum.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly miffed that the eagerly-awaited transfer of Nigeria International striker Victor Osimhen from OSC Lille is turning to nothing but a circus.
French website le10sport.com claimed yesterday that the 71-year-old film is distraught that the transfer deal has yet to be struck after several weeks amid reports s that the 21-year-old Osimhen has already passed the mandatory medical tests.
The website said the huge Five Million Euros commission being demanded by the new intermediary William D’Avila might not be unconnected with the formalization of the contract as well as the player’s unveiling by the Gli Azzurri (The Blues).
Quoting Italian journalist Nicolò Schira via his Twitter handle @NicoSchira, Laurentiis wants the deal concluded this week least Napoli might be forced to pull out.
“According to information from Nicolo Schira, contacts between Napoli and the entourage of Victor Osimhen continue and this dossier is becoming increasingly hot,” reports le10sport.com. “Within the Neapolitan club, tensions would however begin to appear.
The Italian journalist indeed announces that President Aurelio De Laurentiis wants this transfer to be completed before the end of the week.
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