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Caution Soldiers or Face War – Imo Residents Warn

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Aggrieved Imo residents has seriously warn their Governor to Caution Soldiers or Face War.

Residents of Imo State, especially those within Owerri axis, have called on their Governor, Hope Uzodimma to seriously caution the Nigerian soldiers deployed at strategic places Imo state to order.

Within the last seven days, soldiers deployed to provide security at Douglas House, Owerri, and checkpoints in the city have reportedly shot about three innocent Imo residents to death.

Imo resident, motorists and commuters told The IMO VOICE yesterday that people were living in fear over “the new wave of random senseless shootings.”

They also complained of heavy traffic in the city due to roadblocks by the military, especially around the ever-busy Okigwe Road roundabout. It was gathered that about 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, a first year student of the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Divine Nwaneri, was shot dead in the capital city, near the Government House. Two days later, a pig farmer was also shot dead by persons suspected to be soldiers. His car crashed into the Christmas Garden (Old Library) and his pigs were left there helpless.

On Friday, April 30th, another shooting occurred at Amakohia flyover checkpoint, taking the life of popular Sharwama producer, Noel Chigbu. NAIRAGISTS gathered that the shooter accused the deceased of violating checkpoint rules; hence he released hot lead into his body.

Also, penultimate Monday, a 300 level Law student of IMSU was said to have been shot around the Ama Hausa area of the city. He is said to be a victim of exchange of gunfire that day. He reportedly told his friends that he was visiting his people in the World Bank axis to collect some money from them before he fell into the bullet. After he was declared missing, his body was later found in a morgue in Owerri.

An Owerri resident, Nnamdi Nwosu, urged the governor to work towards withdrawing the soldiers from the streets of Owerri, stressing that there was no war situation experienced in the state, bemoaning the killings allegedly perpetrated by the soldiers and other security operatives.

He said: “Our Governor, Hope Uzodimma, should work towards immediate withdrawal of the soldiers from the roads in Owerri. Due to the number of deaths so far linked to them, everybody is living in fear. We cannot live like this. We are not in a war situation.”

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Edo Governor to Organise State Burial for Prof. Victor Uwaifo

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Edo State Government has said it would be organising a state burial for late music iconic maestro, Sir Prof. Victor Uwaifo, who passed on last month.

In a statement by Chief of Staff to Edo state Governor, Osaigbovo Iyoha, said the government is firming up arrangements with the family of the late music legend to ensure a successful state burial.

Sir Prof. Victor Uwaifo died on August 28, 2021, aged 80 years. He led an illustrious career as a musician, artist and arts teacher, taking the culture, experiences and sound of Edo people to a global audience.

According to Iyoha, “The Governor has approved a state burial for an illustrious and dearly beloved Edo music icon, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo.

The Edo State Government is working closely with the family of Prof. Uwaifo to ensure a seamless state burial. Arrangements are in top gear and we will disclose more details of the burial in conjunction with the family.”

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PDP to APC – Acceptance of Wrecking Naira is a Sabotage

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the acceptance by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it retained a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor that allegedly supervised the sharing of money and looting of our treasury, is an admission that it deliberately sabotaged the economy and made life very difficult for Nigerians.

The PDP invites Nigerians to note the nerviness, uneasiness and tension that have gripped the APC since the call for the resignation and prosecution of the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, was brought to the public, apparently for fear that such will definitely expose the atrocities of APC leaders.

Our party insists that by the comments of the APC National Secretary, Senator John Akpan Udoedehe, the APC deliberately kept a CBN Governor that supposedly supervised the “sharing and looting” of monies in office to enable APC leaders to pillage the CBN.

Akpan Udoedehe might want to be reminded that General Buhari, as he was then known, had in his campaign, promised to fight corruption, yet he retained a CBN Governor, who his party is now accusing of having superintend over “sharing and looting” of funds in the CBN.

Is it not revealing that six years down the line, with the naira heavily depreciated, the same CBN Governor, whom Akpan Udoedehe claimed to have supervised the “sharing and looting” of monies in CBN is still in office?

We call on the APC and the Buhari Presidency to come clean on their activities in the CBN that has brought the value of our naira to her knees and stop the horrible resort by the APC to blackmail those who are demanding for transparency and accountability in the nation’s fiscal sector.

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Nigeria has Lost 2000 Persons to CoronaVirus since February 2020 – Min. Of Health

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The Min. of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, states that Nigeria has lost over 2,000 persons to Coronavirus since February 2020 (outbreak).

He disclosed this at the joint town hall meeting of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and National Primary Healthcare Development Agency on COVID-19 Vaccination in Nigeria, South-south zone, which held in Benin City.

The minister disclosed that 90 per cent of those who have died from the pandemic across the globe were those who did not take the first or second dose of the vaccine, adding that it was God who has revealed to the scientists on how to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccines.

He said that the two sure ways available at the moment to safeguard oneself against the virus are the adherence to the non-pharmaceutical guidelines, which are social distancing, washing of the hands, using of hand sanitizer and the vaccine.

Dr Ehanire assured that the Federal Government would continue to work with the relevant agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the citizens get vaccinated, disclosing that the government is making plans to set up vaccine-producing plants in the country.

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