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The police have vowed to deal with IPOB.

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The Anambra State Police Command has said that members of the Indigenous People of

Biafra (IPOB) would be prosecuted for threatening residents of the state to stay at home

every Monday until the release of the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

CP Chris Awolabi, the state police commissioner, commented yesterday that he and his men

are aware of the IPOB’s directive, but are working underground to counter it.

He claims he is not used to working in the open and prefers clandestine activities.

“If you’re in Anambra, you’ll be aware of what we’ve been up to. What do you want me to say about IPOB, a banned organization? We’re hard at work.

“I don’t believe in going to the media to do my job, but if you’re in Anambra, you’ve seen what we’re up to. “We’re working on it,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the South East Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (SECSOs) has urged

citizens in the southeast to disregard IPOB and carry out their responsibilities.

The organization claimed the order was damaging to the people of the zone, rather than

beneficial, in a press release signed by Dr Livinus Onwuteaka as President and Comrade

Michael Aham Orji as Secretary.

“We have received information indicating that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has

instructed the people of the Southeast to observe every Monday as a work-free day, with

effect from next week, until its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is released from detention,”

the organization said in a news statement.

“The core of the order is difficult for the people of the Southeast, nay Nigeria, to understand.

They did not arrest Nnamdi Kanu, and he is not in their possession. Why should they be held accountable?

“Millions of people in the Southeast, as well as other areas of the country, are barely scraping by.

Painters, bricklayers, electricians, bus conductors, commercial drivers, palm wine tappers, and market women selling akara, fried yam, potato, and plantain are among them, not to mention the millions of jobless or underemployed young men and women.

“We desire to encourage any organization that wants to make a choice that would have long-term repercussions for the Igbo to engage extensively with Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, among other stakeholders in the Southeast, to stay inside for a whole day every week. Unilateralism is not a viable option.

“In conclusion, we urge all of our employees to conduct themselves normally every day of the week. It is in their best interests for them to do so. We are pleased that appropriate safeguards have been put in place to ensure our people’s freedom of travel, as well as the freedom to better their welfare and overall situation.”

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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