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Today's Headlines: Gunmen kidnap popular Adamawa cleric, Mike Ochigbo; Singer Tina Turner dies at 83

Gunmen kidnap popular Adamawa cleric, Mike Ochigbo

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A popular Television preacher and motivational speaker, Reverend Mike Ochigbo, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Adamawa State.

Ochigbo, who is the General Overseer of Freedom Power Chapel, was forced at gunpoint out of his home in the wee hours, of Wednesday, from his residence located in Nyibango.

Similarly, one Pastor John Moses has also been reportedly kidnapped the same night.

A resident of the area, Joseph Kuna, who pleaded anonymity, said, he learnt, Wednesday, that gunmen, invaded the residence of the Pentecostal pastor, around 2 am, and whisked him away after firing sporadically into the air.

Singer Tina Turner dies at 83

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The legendary singer, Tina Turner, has passed away at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, Daily Mail reports.

She was known as the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model, her representatives said in a statement.

Tina Turner was born in 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee. She became famous as part of the Ike and Tina Turner duo in the 70s before embarking on a successful solo career, which is one of the most successful of any female performer in history.

She was known as the Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll and is survived by three children.

Ogoni youths task Wike over abandoned hospital

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A group of Ogoni youths under the aegis of Ogoni Youth Development Initiative, on Wednesday, described the abandonment of the Bori General Hospital in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State by Governor Nyesom Wike as worrisome.

The group, through its National President, Savour Imeabe, lamented that the governor, who started the remodelling project on the hospital has refused to complete and commission it for use like other laudable projects in the state.

Imeabe noted that the hospital is the only government health facility in Khana marked for renovation by the Wike administration, but now suddenly forgotten.

The OYDI president, while decrying the abandoned state of the facility, observed that all the projects Wike began in his LGA were successfully completed, equipped, and commissioned for use.

Buhari passes full budget implementation to Tinubu administration 

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The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, approved the extension of the implementation period of the capital component of the 2022 Appropriation Act by six months, from June to December 2023.

The House, as a Committee of Supply, considered and approved the request made by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on behalf of the Federal Government.

The legislation was titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Amend the Appropriation Act, 2022 to Extend the Implementation of the Capital Aspect of the Appropriation Act, 2022 from 30 June 2023 to 31 December 2023’.

Based on the request of the Executive arm of the government, the National Assembly had extended the lifespan of last year’s budget from December 31, 2022, to June 30, 2023, before the presidential request for further extension.

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