Tension rise as ex-militants, militants come into violent conflict in Delta State

Tension rise in Delta as ex-militants, militants come into violent conflict

Tension rise in Delta as ex-militants, engaged a notorious militant leader, sea pirate and kidnap kingpin, popularly known as MK and his gang allegedly terrorising Edo and Delta states in a heavy shootout that lasted several hours on Abigboro River in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.

NAN gathered that since Saturday night, it was a total war between the militant leader and the ex-militants known as Creek Dragons, who laid siege to the two escape routes and confiscated a boat belonging to MK, which they took to Oporoza, the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom.
It was learned the militant leader and his boys beat a retreat after the shootout on Friday night, but there was apprehension in surrounding communities that the clash would continue.

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Nigerian Medical Association Says They Have Lost 30 Doctors To Covid-19

“The worst thing is that their death insurances have not been paid. And we think that they should be paid.

Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has disclosed that the medical sector lost up to 30 doctors to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

Prof. Innocent Ujah also lamented the non-payment of their death benefits and insurance up till now by the government despite the fact they died in the line of duty.
Besides, Professor Ujah lamented that doctors, especially in the South East were owed up to two years salaries a development he said had already affected their moral and called on the affected states to defray the backlog.

He said: “NMA right from the beginning of the pandemic has been very proactive, through advocacy and constructive engagements, dialogue and conversations.

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Bandits not different from Boko Haram, Buhari replies The Economist

Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said this in response to the UK based news magazine, The Economist, which reported that the security situation in Nigeria was getting worse under Mr Buhari.
“But this too the Economist inaccurately described: “bandits” who have the resources and technology to shoot down a military fighter jet are not bandits at all – but rather highly organised crime syndicates with huge resources and weaponry.

Yet they are essentially no different to Boko Haram in this regard who are now cornered,” Mr Shehu wrote in his response that he sent to NAN.

Many Nigerians including the Nigerian Senate and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai have asked the president to declare the bandits as terrorists.
The bandits, several armed groups operating mainly in North-west and North-central Nigeria, have killed or kidnapped thousands of people since Mr Buhari assumed office.
In his response, Mr Shehu acknowledged the various security challenges facing the country but said President Buhari was addressing them.

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EFCC interrogates Former Senate President Anyim for alleged N750million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Sunday, commenced interrogation of a former Senate President, Pius Anyim, in a case of alleged corruption and diversion of public funds.

According to report, Mr Anyim who was Senate President between 2000 and 2003, was appointed by then President Goodluck Jonathan as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in 2011, a position the 60-year-old held till 2015.
EFCC said that Mr Anyim arrived at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja at about 3p.m. on Sunday.

Though details of the specific allegations against Mr Ayim were sketchy as of press time, sources said they are related to a case involving the incumbent Anambra North senator, Stella Oduah.
Ms Oduah also served as the Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration from 2011 until 2014 when she was sacked based on a contract scam involving the purchase of BMW armoured cars.

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Insecurity: Nigerian editors asks FG to address issues fuelling secessionist agitations

This was part of the resolutions reached at the end of the conference, put together by the Nigerian Guild of Editors last Thursday and Friday, with the theme ‘Media in Times of Crises: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus’, was attended by 350 editors, security chiefs and other stakeholders.

President Mustapha Isah and the General Secretary Iyobosa Uwugiaren, advised the government to deal with the different sections of the country on the basis of fairness, equity and justice.
“There’s need for government to ensure that its policies and actions are sensitive to the multi ethnic and religious makeup of the country.”

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“It is impulsive and reckless to order Ndigbo to observe one-week sit-at-home” – Ohanaeze tells IPOB

“It is impulsive and reckless to order Ndigbo to observe one-week sit-at-home” – Ohanaeze tells IPOB. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, on Sunday, kicked against the one-week sit-at-home declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

AMB reported that the pro-Biafra group had threatened a one-week sit-at-home if their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was not released forthwith.

The declaration, targeted at the November 6 Anambra election, has been attracting wild condemnation.
In a statement by the Secretary-General of the Chidi Ibeh-led apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, he said Ndigbo should not obey the order this time.

He said, “any declaration that unleashes untold hardship, leads to the collapse of commercial and industrial activities, boycott of Anambra elections, and interrupts the academic calendar in the Southeastern states is nonsensical, absurd, and anti-Igbo agenda, for the enemy’s amusement.”

He added that “IPOB should discern that there was self-determination struggle in Africa before now. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail and never in the history of the movement against Apartheid was starvation, anguish, and catastrophe unleashed on Black South Africans by ANC.

“It is impulsive and reckless to order Ndigbo to observe one-week sit-at-home when it’s obvious that Nnamdi Kanu will not be released without the approval of courts.
“IPOB should revisit and nullify the one-week sit-at-home or they will likely lose the support of the Ndigbo henceforth, Ndigbo must participate in Anambra election and nothing should stop it”.

While describing the order as the enslavement of Ndigbo, Isiguzoro said it was time “for the Igbo to rise to the occasion and end being trampled with orders from overseas by those without any investments in the South-East”.

How IPOB can get Nnamdi Kanu released, by VON DG, Okechukwu

“Working with Ohanaeze for political solution is not cowardice, but pragmatic and the home-bitter truth solution.”
Okechukwu said though people share IPOB’s agitation for secession, Igbo people had passed the road of civil war.

Osita Okechukwu, Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), has advised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to join the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to seek political solution regarding Nnamdi Kanu’s release.

“IPOB should join Prof. George Obiozor-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo to kill two birds with one stone”, he counseled.

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Colombia arrested ‘World’s Most-Feared’ Drug Lord, Otoniel

Colombia’s most-wanted drug lord has been captured by authorities.
This has been described as the biggest blow to the country’s narcotics traffickers in decades, CNN reports.

Colombia’s President Iván Duque Márquez confirmed the capture of Dairo Antonio Usuga, known as “Otoniel,” in a televised national address Saturday.
“This coup is only comparable to the fall of Pablo Escobar in the 90s,” Duque said, referring to the Colombian drug lord who died in 1993 after building a multibillion-dollar empire dealing cocaine.

“Otoniel was the most feared drug trafficker in the world, a murderer of policemen, soldiers, social leaders, and a recruiter of minors,” he said.
Otoniel, 50, was seized by Colombian authorities during an operation in a rural area of Colombia’s Uraba region, located in Antioquia province, Reuters reported.

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“I will do it with your father and your mother will be watching us” Actress Christabel Egbenya rolls in the mud with Instagram trolls

"I will do it with your father and your mother will be watching us" Actress Christabel Egbenya rolls in the mud with Instagram trolls

“I will do it with your father and your mother will be watching us” Actress Christabel Egbenya rolls in the mud with Instagram trolls.

Actress Christabel Egbenya had time to roll in the mud with trolls who disrespected her in their comments. The actress was called out for her reaction to a trending sex tape.

As followers slammed her, she hit back at each of them.

One follower told her that they are also looking forward to seeing her own sex tape and she told the follower that she will make the sex tape with the follower’s father while the mother watches.

The conversation degenerated from there as foul language was employed.

See below.

"I will do it with your father and your mother will be watching us" Actress Christabel Egbenya rolls in the mud with Instagram trolls
"I will do it with your father and your mother will be watching us" Actress Christabel Egbenya rolls in the mud with Instagram trolls
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