Dapchi girls: Release Leah Sharibu now – PFN urges FG

Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), on Tuesday, charged the Federal Government to use all in its capacity to effect the release of the last Dapchi School girl, Miss Leah Sharibu, from the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.

The PFN in a press statement  by its National President, Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, said the Federal Government must act urgently to free the only remaining Dapchi School girl unhurt.

The Boko Haram terrorists last week freed over 100 Dapchi School girls abducted in February, this year and held back Leah for refusing to convert from Christianity to Islam.

“What Leah Sharibu is going through has further confirmed our worries that the activities of the Boko Haram and killer herdsmen have religious undertone. These kinds of things should not be happening in a free and democratic nation like Nigeria. It is really unacceptable.

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“We also call on her captors to release her…

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2019 general elections: Group backs former VP, Atiku Abubakar

A group, known as Atiku Leadership Development Initiative (ALDI) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has the needed experience to address the vast challenges facing the country. Mr Okechukwu Nwuzor, the group’s National Coordinator, said this when members of the group paid a solidarity visit on Abubakar on Wednesday in Abuja. He said the …

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NAF launches 3-day medical outreach in Benue IDPs camp

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi

In a bid to meet the health needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Benue State, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Monday, commenced a three-day medical outreach at the Internally Displaced Persons IDP camp in Abagana, on the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Tactical Air Command (TAC), AVM Oladayo Amao, said the gesture was primarily intended to provide medical succor for the displaced persons while attending to their basic health needs.

“The recurring herdsmen and farmers’ crisis in some parts of this state has created a pool of internally Displaced Persons (lDPs) in different locations within the state. Individuals who are displaced from their natural settlements and who find themselves in your situations suffer psychological and other health challenges.

“The NAF has always been mindful of these issues and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has directed that the Humanitarian Services…

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NNPC bag more awards at Enugu International Trade Fair

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says it won awards at the just concluded 29th Enugu International Trade fair. The NNPC Spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. According to him, apart from clinching the award for the overall best exhibitor and participant, NNPC also received accolades for the most …

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Ortom has risen against us with falsehood, propaganda – Miyetti Allah

Fred Ezeh, Abuja

The National leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural organisation, has accused Benue State Government of raising Army of propagandists to discredit the organisation.

The association maintained that it would neither submit to blackmail nor propaganda targeted at making them change their mind and support the anti-open grazing law being implemented by the state government

The Benue State Government had, on Monday, reacted to a press interview by the President of the association, Bello Bodejo, in which he allegedly called for the declaration of state of emergency in the state as solution to the herders/farmers crisis.

Bodejo further reportedly told newsmen, in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the anti-open grazing law being implemented in the state, was in total violation of their fundamental human right of free movement.

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He added: “It is against the 1999 constitution as amended because…

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