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Alaba Market Visits Omeogo, Seeks Partnership With Imo Govt

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On Monday the 20th of July, 2020 the special adviser to the government of Imo State on revenue mobilization and capacity development High Chief Canice Moore Nwachukwu Omeogo na Orlu received executives from Electronics/ Electricals and general goods section of Alaba international market located at Naze Owerri, Imo state at his office trade and investment center new Owerri, Imo state.

Speaking on behalf of the marketers was their Chairman Mr. Emeka Dike who affirmed that, their visit is to identify with omeogo na Orlu as the Special Adviser to the governor of Imo state on revenue mobilization and capacity development and to declare their total support to the governor of Imo state senator Hope Uzodinma who according to him is God sent to Imo people.

He further noted that the market was established as a result of the mockery they received while doing their businesses at Lagos State. They also revealed that over ten thousand lock-up shops and packing space were built from their personal savings, not from the government nor any loan from the bank. According to them, the market is not only the first of its kind in the South East but has the capacity of generating revenue that will run in millions yearly as part of the internally generated revenue of the state and thereby creating employment opportunities for unemployed Imo youths.

“We have come today just to let his excellency know that we have a little challenge at the market which is a bad road. If the Governor will partner with us by repairing our road for us, it will boost buying and selling activities thereby generating more revenue for the state” they said

In his response, the special adviser to the Governor on revenue mobilization and capacity development High Chief Canice Moore Nwachukwu Omeogo na Orlu commended them for declaring 100 percent support to Governor Uzodinma while assuring them of his Excellency’s partnership with the union. He further seized the opportunity to described Igbo nation to be industrious and hardworking when it comes to business and beyond as he attributed the entrepreneurial spirit in them as one of God’s endowments to the Igbo race.

Signed: Peter Dibia Media Aide To The Special Adviser To The Governor of Imo State On Revenue Mobilisation And Capacity Development.

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Boko Haram Releases Bride Abducted In Borno

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The bride, who was abducted along Maiduguri/Damaturu Highway, on Thursday, has been released.

She was kidnapped alongside her friends and some persons who were plying that route when the insurgents struck.

It gathered that the insurgents dropped the victims off at a village near Damaturu, Yobe State capital, around midnight.

It is not known yet if any ransom was paid.

Babagana Kashim, a family member of the victim, said that the bride and her friends are currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu.

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“It is confirmed that they have been released. The insurgents dropped them off at a village close to Damaturu.

“As we speak, they are currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu. We are happy they are finally back home.” Babagana said.

The wedding held successfully in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, but the victims were kidnapped on their way to Damturu.

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Freed Kagara Victims Now In Minna

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The kidnapped students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger, have arrived in Minna, the State capital.

A total of 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their family were abducted in the attack on the school.

In a video, the students were seen filing out from the bush. The footage was said to have been shot around Attahiru Secondary School, Madaka, Niger State.

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Jibrin Usman, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education in Niger, said the commissioner has been contacted to receive the boys ahead of their meeting with the governor.

One of the parents of the students told our correspondent that they were released near Madaka in Raffi Local government area of Niger.

The father said he would withdraw his child from the school immediately, describing that as the only reasonable thing to do as a concerned father.

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‘Your Words Mean Nothing’ – Aisha Yesufu Slams Buhari

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Aisha Yesufu, a human rights activist, says the words of President Muhammadu Buhari “mean nothing”.

Reacting to the abduction of the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, Yesufu said the primary responsibility of government is to protect lives.

In a strongly worded statement on Friday night, Buhari had warned bandits that he would not fall for threats and blackmail.

He had also said that his government had the capacity to deal with them but has not taken drastic action to prevent a situation where captives are used as shields.

Yesufu said Nigerians are used to a president “whose words are meaningless”.

“What I make of the statement is absolutely nothing. We are used to a president whose words mean nothing. He says one thing, and another thing happens.”

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“The body language of President Muhammadu Buhari enables the terrorists. They know that we have an ineffective President and Commander-In-Chief, we have an incompetent one a clueless one, who does not even bother about what is happening in the nation.

“Yesterday we buried seven military officers, the best that we have, the nation was in mourning and the President was a few minutes away from the location of the burial and didn’t even turn up, what does that signify? It Is high time we began to make serious demands on the president.

“It is not in our place to give the way forward. His salaries are being paid for it; his needs are being taken care of. He was voted to give the way forward,” she said.

Yesufu was a strong member of the #Bring Back Our Girls Movement, which was on the frontline of the campaign for the release of students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.

Up till dates, some of the students are still in captivity.

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