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“Bandits are our children and I’m pained when they’re killed” — Ebonyi Governor, Umahi



Governor David Umahi
Gov Dave Umahi says Bandits should be treated as children

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has declared his intention to negotiate with bandits to ascertain their grievances and the way forward … revealing they’re “our children”.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Gov. Umahi made this declaration on Friday in Abakaliki at the presentation of 40 Toyota Sienna and 20 Hilux vehicles to security agencies for enhanced operations in Ebonyi.

Governor David Umahi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi

He also directed local government chairmen and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state to identify the bandits and present them for debriefing.

READ ALSO: Bandits reportedly kill Imam in Niger for refusing to break Fasting with water!

In his words, David Umahi is quoted as saying:

“I want to talk to the bandits and empower them as we cannot continue to kill ourselves and destroy public infrastructure.

“The bandits are our children and I am pained when they or the security agencies are killed.”

“I want to ascertain their grievances against Ebonyi or the federal government, and collate the facts for discussions to commence.”

David Umahi expressed disappointment over the announcement of guidelines for the 2023 elections, noting that the nation was at a crossroad for such engagement.

Let us forget about the 2023 elections with the leaders taking responsibility for the situation and discussing a way forward.

“No one takes money to the grave and when we hear a gunshot, we will run and abandon the money we amassed.

“This is not a period to discuss political parties but ensure that the resources of this nation which can truly transform it is judiciously utilised,” the Governor said.


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Father Mbaka reportedly shuts down Adoration Ministry



Father Mbaka
Rev. Father Mbaka

Gistmates, controversial cleric Father Ejike Mbaka has announced a one-month shutdown of the his church — Adoration Ministry in Enugu.

This decision seemingly may not be unconnected to the order given earlier to him by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga.

The ministry sent out a Tuesday morning notice alerting members that Father Mbaka was proceeding on a one-month private prayer retreat.

Father Mbaka

The notice reads:

“Our Spiritual Director, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka wishes to inform his beloved adorers that he has embarked on a private prayer retreat that will end on 10th June 2021.

“Consequently, no ministry activities shall be held in the ministry ground pending his return.

“He directs that members of the ministry are to observe this period of his retreat as they used to do during the usual January breaks of the ministry, by praying at their homes, being charitable and fasting according to their ability. Adoration! Holy Spirit is our Power.”

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(JUST IN): Garba Shehu deletes his tweet about how CCTV caught attempt to rob Aso Rock!! (See Screenshots)



Garba Shehu

Gistmates, amid a flying report on the attempt to rob Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to President Buhari in Aso Rock, the presidential spokesman Garba Shehu had deleted his other tweet on the details of another move to rob the residence of another Aso Rock official.

About an hour after he commented on what he described as a “foolish attempt” to rob Gambari’s residence, Garba Shehu also tweeted on a similar incident on the residence of Abdullahi Maikano, another Aso Rock official.

An online platform had reported that both Gambari and Maikano were robbed inside the Presidential Villa (Aso Rock) … with the shocking news prevented from been released to the public.

Garba Shehu

According to the report, which has been trending online, armed robbers invaded Aso Rock and emptied the residences of Gambari and Maikano.

But Garba Shehu had dismissed the report, commenting only on the attempt on Gambari’s residence, which he said is outside the seat of power.

“The Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has confirmed that there “was a foolish attempt” to burgle his residence at 3:00am this morning but it turned out to be unsuccessful.

“Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa has assured that there is nothing to worry about from the incident,” he had said in a statement.

But moments later, he tweeted on the attempt to burgle the residence of Maikano.

The presidential spokesman had said the suspect behind the incident was captured on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), adding that the police were on his trail.

But surprisingly, he deleted the tweet which had been retweeted over 200 times and posted a fresh one which had no information at all on the CCTV part.

But it appears several people already have a receipt of his now-deleted tweet and it’s spreading faster than bushfire on the internet!

See Screenshots below 👀:

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“I’m Not Backing Down, Justice Must Be Served” — Iyabo Ojo Vows Over Baba Ijesha Case [Video]



Iyabo Ojo and Baba Ijesha

Actress, Iyabo Ojo has vowed not to back down but go any length it’ll take in order to ensure justice is served in the s£xual assault case involving actor, Baba Ijesha.

Baba Ijesha born Olanrewaju James is still in police custody after being detained for s£xually molesting a 14-year-old girl twice after he was caught on CCTV and confessed to the crime he was accused of.

As PETER OKEREKE BLOG reported, Lagos Police received an advise from the Justice Ministry to prosecute Baba Ijesha on five charges using 5 sections under the State Criminal Law.

Iyabo Ojo and Baba Ijesha

Even so, Iyabo Ojo who has been well outspoken in the campaign for Baba Ijesha to be sentenced to jail of his crime has said in a new video that Nigerians are their own problem in the country.

She said that she used to think the leadership of Nigeria is the problem but she had come to understand that Nigerians are actually the problem.

Watch her video below:

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