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Nnamdi Kanu: Security Operatives Take Over South-Eastern Nigeria

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Security operatives have taken over the South-Eastern part of Nigeria ahead of the burial of Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Meme Sally, both parents of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).

According to reports, there is a heavy presence of security men in Anambra, Imo and Abia states, as the burial holds on Friday, February 14.

Holding at lsiama Afaraukwu, Umuahia North Local Government area of Abia State, tension has trailed the burial with members of IPOB and security agencies exchanging words over the event.

Travelers revealed that no fewer than 10 checkpoints manned by military and police operatives were counted between Onitsha and Uli.

Recall that Abia State police authorities had threatened to disrupt the burial if members of the IPOB show up there.

The police decision is believed to be borne out of its intention to forestall a possible breakdown of law and order.

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Pastor Adeboye Reacts To Death Of UNIBEN Undergraduate Inside RCCG

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has reacted to the rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa.

Omozuwa, a UNIBEN undergraduate was raped and killed in one of the branches of the RCCG.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye reacted to the murder of the girl on Instagram.

 

He wrote: “All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book. I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation. #justiceforuwa”

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The RCCG also released a statement. In it, they explained why Omozuwa was in church during the lockdown, how she was found, and the actions taken after she was found lying in the pool of her blood.

 

Read the full statement below.

 

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

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See How Nigerians Are Reacting To The Death Of Uwa Vera Omozuwa

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Criticism and condemnation has been the general reaction to the death of the raped and murdered UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Vera Omozuwa.

22-year-old Omozuwa was reading in a church when she was attacked.

A few other people have however shared some shocking comments in reaction to the assault.

 

Some men took to Facebook to react to the news of her death by blaming her for going to read in church. Others went as far as defending rapists and claiming that women enjoy rape even when they are crying.

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Below are a few reactions:

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FG Slashes Petrol Pump Price

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has once again slashed the price petroleum products.

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA ) announced the reduction of the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to N121.50 from N123 per litre.

In a memo titled “A.4/9/017/C.2/IV/701 31“, the PPPRA also disclosed that the ex-depot price band is now N100. 13 and N108. 13 per litre while ex-depot for collection is N108. 78 and N111.78 per litre for the month of June.

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Marketers were directed to comply and operate within the indicative prices. The memo read;

 

“Please recall the recently approved pricing regime which became effective 19th March 2020 and the provision for the establishment of a monthly price band within which Petroleum Marketers are expected to sell PMS at the retail stations.

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of May and considering Marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise of a new PMS guiding pump mice with corresponding Ex-Depot price for the month of June, 2020, as follows:

“Price Band: N121. 50 N123. 50/Litre Ex-Depocorresponding. 13 N104. 13/Litre Ex-Depot for Collection: N109. 78 N1 1 1. 78/Litre.”

 

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