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Today's Headlines: I will reclaim my mandate back - Peter Obi; 2 Rev Fathers Kidnapped In Delta

I will reclaim my mandate back – Peter Obi

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The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi has vowed to reclaim his alleged stolen mandate in court.

Obi vowed to explore every legal option in ensuring he reclaims his mandate. The former Anambra State governor spoke during an LP stakeholders’ meeting in Awka. Recall that Obi came third during the last presidential election. He was defeated by the President-elect, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Despite coming third, the LP flagbearer insisted he won the election and had headed to court to contest the outcome of the poll. However, tweeting about the meeting, Obi wrote: “Earlier, I interacted with the Anambra State Labour Party Stakeholders in Awka. The meeting was quite animated and constructive. Part of our discussions centered on the way forward for the party.

2 Rev Fathers Kidnapped In Delta

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Two Catholic priests, Reverend Fathers Chochos Kunav and Raphael Ogigba have been kidnapped in Agbaro-Otor area, near Warri, Delta State.

They were abducted on Agbaro-Otor Road on Saturday night while on their way apparently to Ughelli or Warri.

A statement by Very Rev Father Okereke Kizito, said one of the hostages, Father Chochos, works in Ibadan (Ogun State) and was on a visit to his colleague at the Catholic Diocese of Warri.

They both later went to see another priest around Agbaro-Otor and on their way back, they were abducted.

The statement called for prayers for the safe release of the priests, adding: “We ask for intense prayers for quick and safe release. May Jesus the high priest and the Good Shepherd take care of his priests and may our mother thrice admirable Queen and victress of schoenstatt intercede for them.”

NHRC: We’ll resist attempts to shrink Nigeria’s civic space

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says it will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure the nation’s civic space is expanded.

Tony Ojukwu, NHRC chairman, stated this at the weekend during a dialogue series with media practitioners organised by Connected Development (CODE), a not-for-profit organisation.

Represented by Agharese Arase, director of corporate affairs, Ojukwu said civic spaces are sacrosanct in promoting democracy, good governance

“The commission is conscious of several bills proposed at the national assembly in the past to shrink civic space in Nigeria. We shall continue to work with other stakeholders to ensure that the civic space is not forced to shrink because we believe in the human rights necessary to allow freedom of expression and opinion in a democratic society like ours with diverse groups of different tribes and religions,” Ojukwu said.

I'II Cut Your Salaries If You Continue Sit-at-home, Soludo Tells Workers

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The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has threatened to cut salaries of workers who stay away from work on Monday sit-at-home days. Soludo said Monday sit-at-home has become an excuse for workers to stop coming to work on Mondays, insisting that such cannot continue.

He stated these while addressing the state workers during the 2023 May Day celebration held at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka on Monday. The governor had in December increased the workers’ salaries by 10 per cent while pleading with them to start resuming work on Mondays.

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