APC Sends A Strong Message To Religion Leader
The Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe has challenged religious leaders not to be silent when politicians go wrong.
He also asked them not to succumb to blackmail but continue to hold public officials accountable at all times.
Akpanudoedehe said: “Clerics should not be silent when politicians go wrong. They should continue holding the political class accountable to the people that we can have the kind of society we desire.”
Represented by APC Assistant Director of Media, Edegbe Odemwingie, the APC scribe said: “Clerics should not be silent when politicians go wrong. For, it is by holding the political class accountable to the people that we can have the kind of society we desire. Religious leaders must be true examples to their followers
.“Also, I want to appeal to Christians to continue to uphold the biblical injunction to pray for their leaders. Power comes from God alone and He gives it to whoever He wills.
Three injured as gunmen attack farm settlement in Ekiti.
The attackers, who were said to be six, reportedly stormed the farm settlement in the early hours of Tuesday bearing various arms.
The women were said to have been attacked with machetes, and left in a pool of blood.
A resident of the community, who didn’t want to be named, alleged that the attackers were herders, adding that the victims were rushed to the Ikole General Hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment.
He also said the attackers demanded money from the victims, but were furious after the women failed to give them anything tangible, and also prevented attempts to rape them.
“The women were unable to meet up with the demand as they said they were only with just N200 with them. The herdsmen collected all the money found on them and made attempts to forcefully sleep with the women.
The refusal of the women to grant their demand for such immoral act led to the brutal attack before they fled the scene,” the resident said.
FRCN reporter, Sunday Ogunyemi dies at 41.
Sunday Ogunyemi, a staff of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Ibadan has passed away.
Late Deacon Ogunyemi, a versatile reporter, was 41 years old.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Oyo, on Tuesday, described his demise as shocking.
The union’s statement was signed by the Chairman, Ademola Babalola and Secretary, Sola Oladapo.
“We can’t find appropriate words to describe the passing of a colleague and friend. Ogunyemi was a great journalist.
“He gave a good account of himself as a judiciary correspondent, breaking many stories on the job.”
The NUJ said Ogunyemi was a disciplined and principled individual who displayed a high level of dedication to every cause he believed in.
Bandits kill 8, injure 4 in Kaduna.
The Kaduna State Government, says suspected bandits have killed eight people and injured four in separate attacks in Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Areas of the State.
Mr Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the killings in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said in one incident, bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road around Kadanye village in Kajuru LGA, and opened fire on a bus, as well as a truck carrying firewood.
He also said that in another incident, the bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road at the Doka axis and shot at a truck, killing the driver.
The commissioner further disclosed that bandits also invaded a herders settlement in Inlowo village and killed one person before taking away 180 cows.
“At Akilbu village in Kachia LGA, bandits shot at a vehicle, injuring two persons, one of them later died in hospital while one person continues to receive treatment,” he added.
National Sports Festival remains a Nigeria’s uniting factor — Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday night, in Benin City, Edo state, insisted that the National Sports Festival (NSF) remains a major uniting force in Nigeria and urged the participating athletes from the 36 states, and the federal capital to ensure that they play by the rules of the game and not deviate from the dream of the founding fathers of the game which started shortly after the civil war.
Buhari stated this at the opening ceremony of the 2020 NSF where he commended the resilience of Edo state government in hosting the festival depite several postponements due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Represented by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Chief Sunday Dare, Buhari said the NSF could be rightly described as Nigeria’s Olympics because it has produced renowned athletes both locally and internationally that have gone to shine on the world stage.
He said, “The National Sports Festival as we all know it is the biggest Sports fiesta in the country, where both professionals and home base athletes converge to display their prowess.
“Although, the 20th National Sports Festival was supposed to have taken place one year ago, but due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it suffered several postponements.
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