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Ado Council chairman, James Oche reacts to invasion of Benue palace by gunmen

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The Executive Chairman, Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, Hon. Chief James Oche, has condemned the attack on Ikpomilokpo palace in Ogege Ward of his LGA by unknown gunmen.

DAILY POST had reported that armed men suspected to be kidnappers, on Monday morning invaded the palace with sophisticated weapons and gunned down the Monarch’s son while one of his daughters was whisked to an unknown destination.

It was gathered that the assailants invaded the palace with a target to abduct the Clan Head of the community, Chief Michael Oche and his wife.

Reacting, the Council Chairman, in a statement he personally signed and issued on Monday, urged residents of the community to remain calm, stressing that efforts are on gear to ensure that the abducted daughter of the monarch, Rose Oche is rescued unhurt.

He assured the people of Ado Local Government of adequate security, stating that the perpetrators should be brought to book.

Tye statement reads, “I write with indescribable grief to commiserate with the family of Chief Michael Oche, the Clan Head of Ikpomilokpo Clan of Ogege Ward of Ado Local Government over the attack on his Palace which occured in the early hours of today.

“It is sad that the unfortunate incident led to the death of his son, Mr. Thompson Oche and the abduction of his daughter, Rose Oche. This is a most unconscionable, inhuman and barbaric act and I condemn same in its entirety.

“I wish to commiserate and reassure people of Ikpomilokpo Clan of the undeterred commitment of my administration in partnership with security agencies to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to book and to restore the sanity of the area.

“I make bold to inform you that, the Local Government Council is working assiduously with the security agencies, the state government and relevant stakeholders to ensure the safe release and return of the abducted Rose Oche within limited time.

“I urge you all to remain law abiding, calm and to cooperate with us and the security agencies through volunteering of useful information that will better advance the efforts we are putting in to arrest and bring the perpetrators to answer the call of Justice”.

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Reduce cost of governance instead of planned oil subsidy removal – Muslim journalists tell FG

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Muslim journalists on the platform of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) have advised the Federal Government to reduce the cost of governance instead of the planned subsidy removal.

DAILY POST recalls that the Federal Government had a few days ago announced its plan to remove subsidy on petroleum products.

But, MMPN in its reaction has advised the government to shelve the idea of oil subsidy removal.

The Oyo State chapter of the association, in a communique issued at the end of its monthly meeting held in Ibadan on Sunday, insisted that the government should reduce the cost of governance in order to save money to embark on developmental projects.

In the communique made available to DAILY POST on Monday through its Chairman, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi, MMPN enjoined the government not to remove oil subsidy because such a move will lead to an increase in prices of fuel and other essential commodities.

The association revealed that the removal of subsidy at this time will inflict more suffering on the majority of the Nigerian masses.

It appealed to the committee set up by the Federal Government on fuel subsidy to advise the government to look for other options such as reduction in the cost of governance at all levels by 70 percent.

“The reduction in the cost of governance will help to save more money as the Association believes that the cost of governance in the country is too high compared to the developed world,” it said.

The association while reviewing recent happenings in the journalism profession in the state, advised media professionals to uphold the responsibility of being the watchdog of the society by avoiding practices that could lead to derailment from its journalistic ethos.

It condemned the crisis that characterised the October Correspondents’ chapel election and the recently held NAWOJ election in the state.

“The charade that led to the NUJ National election, the brouhaha that characterized NUJ, Oyo State Correspondent Chapel election and the recent State NAWOJ election where two factions are claiming leadership of the union is a show of shame which have soiled the watchdog responsibility of the media as well as its role model functions.

“MMPN warns civil and public servants against being overzealous in implementing government circulars or taking steps that could lead to denial or infringement on Muslims fundamental human rights,” it added.

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EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League so far [Top 20]

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah remains the top scorer in the Premier League after Week 13 games.

The Egyptian international is ahead of Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy on the goal chart.

Salah has so far scored eleven Premier League goals for Liverpool this season.

The former Chelsea and AS Roma star has two goals ahead of Vardy.

Premier League top scorers after match-day thirteen:

11 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

9 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

7 goals: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) and Diogo Jota (Liverpool).

6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham)

5 goals: Emmanuel Dennis (Watford), Joshua King (Watford), Maxwel Cornet (Burnley), Raphinha (Leeds United) and Ismaila Sarr (Watford).

4 goals: Reece James (Chelsea), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) and Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Meanwhile, the Premier League match-fourteen will commence on November 30.

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EPL: Paul Pogba reacts to appointment of Ralf Rangnick as Man Utd manager

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Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has welcomed with open arms the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager, The Athletic reports.

Rangnick is expected to be appointed the club’s interim boss soon and may be in charge of United’s next game against Arsenal on Thursday or the visit of Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Pogba is currently out of action after sustaining a thigh injury while on international duty with France.

The World Cup winner is currently in Dubai where he is continuing his recovery but is said to be ‘enthused’ by the news coming out of Old Trafford.

Pogba, according to the report, has received ‘positive feedback’ about the German from contacts in the game and is looking forward to working under him.

United won one and drew one of their last two games since they sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and handed the role to Michael Carrick as caretaker boss.

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