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My brother, allies, had no hand in my abduction by Nigerian govt in Kenya -Nnamdi Kanu

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Embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has debunked stories making the rounds that his younger brother, Kanunta Kanu, and some close allies like IPOB Secretary, Carolyn Okoroafor, and one Madam Nnennaya Anya, were behind his arrest and repatriation from Kenya by the Nigerian government.

The story had been gaining momentum on social media and blogs in the past few days, but Kanu who is currently incacerated in the facilities of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) through his lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has come out to say the story is false.

Describing the news as not only false but mischievous, Kanu admonished those behind it to desist from spreading the fake news or he will be forced to take legal actions against them.

Ejiofor who related Kanu’s position on his Facebook page on Tuesday shortly after his routine visit to the Biafran agitator at the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja, wrote:

READ ALSO: Why Buhari will never release ‘agent of death’ Nnamdi Kanu –Lauretta Onochie

“Our client, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has noted with displeasure and rude shock, the obviously false narrative being peddled by those whose primary intention is to cause mischief and on that note, he specifically directed that we should inform those who care to listen that neither the trio of Mazi Kanunta Kanu, Carolyn Okoroafor, Madam Nnennaya Anya, nor any other person in the DOS was instrumental to his abduction in Kenya and subsequent extraordinary rendition to Nigeria.

“Onyendu warned those mischievously purveying these fake news to desist forthwith, and accordingly issue a retraction to the effect of this damaging blackmail to the trio of Kanunta Kanu, Nnennaya Anya and Carolyn Okoroafor, and this must be done without further ado or they will face legal actions. He was very emphatic on discipline and more importantly C and C.

“Onyendu thanked you all, millions of his supporters and followers for your peaceful conduct so far, and implored you all to keep it up and never derail. He also enjoined you, his followers, to shun distraction of any kind.”

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Buhari returns to Nigeria after attending EXPO 2020 in Dubai

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Buhari returns to Nigeria after attending EXPO 2020 in Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Abuja after participating in the EXPO 2020 held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Sunday afternoon and was received by top government officials.

The President, who left the country last Wednesday, attended Nigeria Day and participated in a trade and investment forum at the EXPO 2020 in the Middle Eas nation.

READ ALSO: Buhari woos foreign investors in Dubai

At the event, he stressed the need for world leaders to work together and reinforce partnerships to limit the catastrophic consequences of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the world.

He also met investors and assured them of improved business climate, especially as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) comes into full effect.

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C’River 2023: Did Sandy Onor just declare his intentions? – VIDEO

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Did Senator Sandy Onor just declare his intentions to run for governor of Cross River State in 2023? Well, let’s find out.

As 2023 draws close, political statements with intentions have flooded the political space, with Cross River State, in particular, being the most flooded. Earlier, it was a political brouhaha as concerning zoning – where to zone the next Governorship position to; whether North, Central or South. Friends became foes, enemies became friends and so on as many political bigwigs made their statements.

It was also alleged that several political heavyweights in the Northern and Central Senatorial Districts of the state are interested in the Diamond Hill Seat. The Southern Senatorial District politicians, who claimed it’s their turn to run aren’t left out anyways.

However, on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at the Harvest and Thanksgiving Service officiated by Rev. Fr. Francis Agantem Eworo at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Iyamoyong in Obubra Local Government Area of the State, Sen. Sandy Onor, Senator representing Cross River Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly made a statement that seems as if he is eying the State’s Government House, Calabar.

Onor said: “Obubra people and Iyamoyong people, in particular, open your eyes properly and stand by the people who speak the truth and who will help you politically. The time for deceit is gone”.

READ ALSO: Calabar-Ogoja Accord and Power Rotation in Cross River State

From the above statement, one may suggest that he is gathering support ahead of 2023 – even though he didn’t say it.

The Lawmaker also took time to tell part of his success story and how it started. He said: “In 1976, I was admitted into St. Brendan College, Iyamoyong, Obubra; we were in the forest but we bin sabi book too much. This big head wey I get so, na book fullam”.

He mentioned what he has done and intends to do for the community. “In politics, I have a deep feeling for Iyamoyong, very soon, I am sure a very big ICT (Information and Communication Technology) will be open here. I made provision for two; one for Holy Child Secondary School in honour of my wife, which has been done and the other one will be done in St. Brendan.

“In our first budget year, we tried to grade the Iyamoyong road, by the grace of God, we will be in a position very soon to tar the road”, Onor said.

Earlier speaking, Rev. Fr. Eworo admonished politicians to be of good behaviour and lead the people well. He also urged the people not to collect chicken-change but rather vote for who can alleviate their problems, during the forthcoming elections

Sen. Onor, however, made a donation of two million naira (NGN2,000,000) for the building of the new St. Patrick Catholic Church.

The event was attended by several political heavyweights of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and All Progressives Congress(APC), including former Governor Liyel Imoke, Sen. Jarigbe Agom, Senator representing Cross River North; Rt. Hon. Legor Idagbo, Member representing Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku Federal Constituency; Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams, Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly; Rt. Hon. Hilary Bisong, Member representing Boki II State Constituency and several others who also made their donations.

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APC sweeps Ekiti local council election

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 35 chairmanship seats in Saturday’s local council election in Ekiti State.

The Chairman of the State Independent National Electoral Commission (EKSIEC), Justice Jide Aladejana, who announced the results of the election on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, said the APC secured 176 out of the 177 councillorship seats declared by the commission.

Aladejana said the commission had postponed the councillorship election in Erinjiyan ward after violence broke out during the poll in the town.

He commended the security agencies, the commission’s staff, and the electorate for the successful conduct of the election.

READ ALSO: APC Ekiti governorship primary marred by violence, suspended indefinitely

The election was held across the 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and the 19 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.

Six other political parties participated in the election while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) boycotted the exercise.

The parties that took part in the poll were the Action Alliance (AA), African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), APC, National Rescue Movement(NRM), and Young Progressives Party (YPP).

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