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Anambra: Watch Self-Acclaimed Prophet Perform Money Ritual For Young Men (Video)

An Anambra based self-acclaimed prophet, identified as Onyeze Jesus, has been spotted in a video allegedly performing money ritual for some young men suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys.

Onyeze in the video which has gone viral could be seen spraying money on the men who were inside an unclean river.

The Anambra prophet who spoke in the Igbo language warned them, young men, not to look back so their faces won’t be captured by the camera as he prayed for them to be blessed with uncommon wealth.

It was gathered that the act of spraying money inside a river is a way of sacrificing to “Agbara”, the marine spirit inherent in the water.

He further stated that the more money he sprayed into the river, the more wealth that will be accrued to them in no distant time.

See the video below:

In a related development, a video has surfaced on social media showing Oyo State residents chasing out some Fulani herdsmen allegedly terrorising their community.

Naija News understands from conversations in the shared video that the Fulani herders have received millions of naira from their victims inside the uncompleted structure

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Governors To Meet Over COVID-19 Second Wave As Schools Re-Open

The Nigerian Governor Forum, on Monday, disclosed that it will meet on Wednesday to discuss the second wave of COVID-19 as schools reopen in Nigeria.

The forum in a statement released through its spokesman, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said it was scared by the increase in COVID-19 cases around the world and in Nigeria.

The meeting which will be conducted virtually will see the Governors discuss the increase in COVID-19 cases and other matters like revenue sharing and the water resources bill.

Bello-Barkaindo in the statement released on Monday wrote, “Alarmed by the intensity of the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic, and Nigeria’s tardy commencement of inoculation that is sweeping through countries globally, the 36 governours of the federation may finally come up with a definitive pronouncement, as they will be meeting on Wednesday, January 20 to find the way forward for the country.”

“The meeting which will be the first this year, 2021, by the governors, will, as usual, be virtual, in conformity with the Covid19 protocols. It is the 23rd of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum teleconferences. The meeting commences at 2 pm prompt but Governors are expected to start logging on from 1 pm.”

“The Governors’ PTF Committee, headed by Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, which is charged with the responsibility of liaising between the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid19 and the Governors’ Forum, will brief the Forum on what it needs to know on the vaccines and the way forward.”

“Governor Okowa is also expected to give a panoramic view of the second wave of the pandemic.”

“The Chairman of the Forum, and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi will brief the Forum on his meeting with the President as well as update the Forum on all pending matters that have remained inconclusive, flowing from the previous year’s meetings.”

“According to the invitation to governors issued by the Director-General of the NGF Mr Asishana B Okauru, these matters include ALGON and FAAC deductions, external debts reconciliation (2002-2018), Stamp Duty collections in respect of the governors’ letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), and another response to the Ministry of Water Resources regarding the lingering Water Resources Bill among others. All disbursements of funds to states on the three tranches of PAYE will also be tabled.”

“Governors will also be updated on the States’ Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability program for results (SFTAS) for the preceding year, 2020.”

“As is customary, if time permits, there will be three presentations; The Water Resources minister will brief Governors on its World Bank Support; a feedback from the Federal Government on the Medium and Long Term National Development Agenda; and enhancing IGR through a harmonized Traffic Management System by Dimensions Information Technology, LLC, a non-governmental actor which is seeking the nod of state governors.”

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FG Sentimental In Its Decision To Reopen Schools – NMA President Ujah

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent Ujah, on Monday, stated that the decision of the Federal and State Governments to reopen schools is not back by data.

Prof Ujah further stated while speaking on Channels TV, that government are sentimental in their decision to reopen schools.

He added that the government has decided to turn a deaf ear on the advice of medical experts on COVID-19.

He said, “What lessons have we learnt one year after? If we say that students should go to school, what facilities have we put in place? Our problem is that we do a lot of talking doing very little. It is also true that we do not listen to experts. What we have been saying is that this coronavirus is totally unprepared for.”

“We know that children will go to school, we know that they should maintain the NCDC protocols, but what have we done in the schools? Nigeria is an interesting country, full of contradictions.”

“Whether it is private or public, an injury to one is an injury to all. What I know is that we have no statistics on schools that are ready. Whether it is private or public and what they should put in place.”

“I think we are very sentimental in making this decision as a nation. Let us follow the advice of experts. While we are saying that schools should be reopened, we should be prepared and there should be monitoring and supervision. We talk and we don’t supervise.”

Meanwhile, some schools in some states like, Lagos, Kwara, Abuja, Ogun and Nasarawa state have resumed academic activities for the second term of the 2020/21 academic year.

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2021: Anambra Needs Another Governor Like Peter Obi – Ozigbo

Why It Will Be Tough For PDP To Win Anambra Guber Election - Peter Obi

Governor aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra State, Valentine Ozigbo, on Sunday, called on the people of the state to elect a governor like the former Governor of the state, Peter Obi, in the forthcoming election in November.

The former Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, said, “Peter Obi left Anambra on a positive trajectory with various sums left in many banks which have been validated by many sources.”

“But today, Anambra is in such a debt that one starts to wonder how the state government is where it is now.”

“With the way things are moving, Anambra will soon be left out in the comity of economically-viable states in the near future. That is why my mission is very apt.”

Ozigbo while speaking with newsmen in Awka on Sunday said, “We cannot afford another mistake of enthroning incompetence after such underperformance.”

“Anambra today is a shadow of what it used to be. Obiano has done his best but whether his best is good enough, it is for the people to judge.”

“I have moved around the state and observed serious infrastructural decay, poor waste management, lack of access to basic amenities and so on.”

“More worrisome is the rising debt profile of Anambra State despite the poor performance of the government.”

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, has backed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as leader of the opposition party in the south-west region.

Naija News reports that the Chief Press Secretary to Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, made this known in a statement.

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Ilorin: Students Without Face Mask Turned Back From Schools

Schools in Ilorin, Kwara State Capital, on Monday adhered to all measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Authorities of some schools in the state decided to turn back students without their face masks.

According to Punch, few students were in attendance on the first day of resumption after the short holiday, however, few students and their teachers adhered to COVID-19 protocol.

Students at the Ilorin Grammer School without their face mask were turned back on Monday, while the school provided Soap and water at the entrance for students to wash their hands.

The Principal of the school, Toyin Abubakar, while speaking on the resumption of student disclosed that the face mask supplied to the school by the government had been distributed before the schools were closed in December.

He said, “We are sending back the students who are not with face mask back to their homes. The Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development has given us face masks which we have distributed to the students but some of them didn’t come with it. Even the government has asked us to come and collect another round of face mask today and we will also distribute them to our students.”

At Baboko Community Secondary School, Ilorin, few students were in attendance on the first day of resumption.

The students on the school premises were seen cleaning and arranging some classes.

The Principal of the Senior section of the school, Kadiri Mustapha, noted that the unused classes were being arranged for the students so that they would Observe the social distance protocol.

At Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin, a girls boarding school, some students were just resuming today, while others had resumed on Sunday.

The Principal of the school, Mrs Rachael Awolola said that some of the students arrived at the school on Sunday while others were just coming in.

She said that the students were with their face masks distributed to them by the school management.

“We are very lucky here because we don’t have many students, so we don’t have overcrowded classes. We have a maximum of 30 students per class”, she said.

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2023: Bisi Akande Backs Tinubu For Presidency

Former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande has promised to speak with relevant stakeholders to support the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the 2023 presidential election.

This is as he also promised to speak with Tinubu himself to accept the call from several quarters to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Akande made the promise when he hosted the members of the Southwest Agenda for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (SWAGA) at his home at Ila, Osun State.

The group was in his residence to felicitate with him on the occasion of his 82nd birthday and used the opportunity to brief him on their plans to present Tinubu as a presidential candidate and seek his support for their plans.

The group, led by Senator Dayo Adeyeye, specifically requested the elder statesman’s help in convincing Tinubu to run for the presidency in 2023.

In his remarks, Akande agreed with the suitability of Tinubu as a presidential candidate and promised to speak with the former Lagos State Governor as well as sell his candidacy to other prominent Yoruba elders and politicians.

He argued that based on the zoning and rotation agreement, power should shift to Southwest in 2023.

Naija News understands the coordinators of the SWAGA group from the six Southwest states of Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, and Lagos, as well as other party chieftains were in attendance at the parley.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, has backed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as leader of the opposition party in the south-west region.

Naija News reports that the Chief Press Secretary to Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, made this known in a statement.

Recall that Makinde and former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayemi, are currently are loggerheads over who controls the zone for the PDP.

But Lagos PDP backed the Oyo State Governor during a stakeholders’ meeting at the government house, Ibadan, the state capital, on Saturday.

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JUST IN: Gunmen Abduct Travellers In Osun

JUST IN: Gunmen Abduct Travellers In Osun

Some travellers have been kidnapped by gunmen along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government Area of Osun State.

According to The Nation, the gunmen ambushed travellers and lead some of them to a nearby bush around Ori-Oke Omoh while others were left at the scene.

Confirming the incident, Corps Commander of Amotekun outfit in the state, General Bashir Adewinbi, said the numbers of the travellers kidnapped are unknown.

“We did not know the numbers of people that were kidnapped by gunmen but we have drafted people to the scene of the crime to secure their release,” he said.

Reacting to the incident, Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said only two people were kidnapped on Sunday evening.

Opalola noted that the police with the Amotekun corps have been mobilised to the scene.

She said: ”Two people were kidnapped on Sunday evening and our men have been deployed to the area to rescue them.”

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Video: Oyo Residents Chase Out Fulani Terrorist From Their Hideout

A video has surfaced on social media showing Oyo State residents chasing out some Fulani herdsmen allegedly terrorising their community.

Naija News understands from conversations in the shared video that the Fulani herders have received millions of naira from their victims inside the uncompleted structure

One of the voices could be heard saying that they saw human heads and legs in the building.

The mob, however, chased the herders into the bush, assuring that they will defend their land from their attacks.

Watch the video below:

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Why Bello Doesn’t Deserve Any Award – Akpoti

Why Bello Doesn’t Deserve Any Award - Akpoti

A former governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has faulted the award conferred on Governor Yahaya Bello by a group.

Naija News reports that the group, the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Saturday conferred the award of the most gender-sensitive governor in Nigeria on the governor.

However, Akpoti, in a statement on Sunday, said the governor does not deserve an award because he is guilty of violating human rights and electoral offences.

She noted that the award fails to recognise the events of the 2019 elections where the state government allegedly violated her and other female opposition voices in the state.

Akpoti slammed the group for giving the award to the governor. Akpoti wondered why the council did not intervene when there were alleged cases of violation of female rights in Kogi State, including the alleged rape of Elizabeth Oyeniyi, among others.

She said: “NCWS can’t be ignorant of the reportage by the many national and international observers where I was an observee. “Kogi under Yahaya Bello is the most female-unfriendly state in Nigeria as there is no female elected local government chairman, House of Assembly, and National Assembly member.

“All levels of elective positions are occupied by men. How has Bello advanced the interests of women of Kogi State and Nigeria that got him a ‘He 4 She’ recognition?

“The He4She is a solidarity movement started by the United Nations to recognise men who promote the principles of gender equality politically, socially and economically.

“With no female chairing any of the 21 local governments, no female member of the state House of Assembly, no female Representative or Senator from Kogi State.

“Such a sickening unprecedented achievement in the history of Kogi State and Mrs Laraba Shoda deemed him fit to wear the He4She crown?

“We have an all-male House of Assembly in the state. I am talking about an elective position in the state. So what made him deserve that award?”

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Troops Kill 35 Bandits During Operations In Katsina, Zamfara States

Troops Kill Two Bandits, Three Arrested In Kaduna

Troops of the Nigerian Military have killed 30 bandits in Zamfara state during an operation that also saw them rescue 24 cows and other livestock, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has confirmed.

Similarly, the troops fighting against insurgency, in response to information about reprisal attacks by some bandits, killed five of the bandits at Janbako village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State.

The two victories were recorded during different operations according to information made available to newsmen by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche.

The statement while commending the gallant efforts of the troops added that they won’t relent until all forms of insurgency are eliminated in the country.

The DHQ statement reads: “Following credible intelligence on movement of armed bandits with rustled animals at Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State, troops of Forward Operating Base Kekuwuje yesterday 17 January 2021, responded immediately and made contact with bandits. In the course of the encounter 30 armed bandits were neutralised while 24 cows and unspecified number of sheep were recovered.

“Similarly, still on same 17 January 21, troops deployed at Maradun received information of reprisal attack by armed bandits at Janbako village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State. Troops swiftly mobilized to the area to forestall the reprisal attack. Troops were ambushed short of Janbako village where firefight ensued. The gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits and neutralised 5 of them. Currently troops are in pursuit of fleeing bandits.

“In another development, following a tip off, 2 suspected bandits collaborators named Mustapha Sani and Murtala Sani were arrested at Dungun Muazu village in Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State. Suspects are in custody for further action.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies will sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation. We shall not relent until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the Country”.

Meanwhile, the killing of four officers of the Nigeria Police Force along the Birnin-Gwari Funtua Highway, Kaduna State, by armed bandits has been confirmed by the police Inspector-General, Mohammed Adamu.

Naija News understands that the officers were ambushed and murdered at the reported route while returning to Kano after a successful operation in Niger State.

Speaking through the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, January 17, Adamu noted that the force men had successfully repelled the attack and neutralised the bandits.

He, however, admitted that four of the officers got killed in the process.