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Christian youths vow to accompany Bishop Kukah on DSS invitation

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing) says they will mobilise to join Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese in appearing before the Department of State Services, DSS.

Belusochukwu Enwere, the President of YOWICAN, in a statement on Sunday, titled “We will mobilise Christian youths across the country to answer DSS invitation of Bishop Kukah”, noted that Bishop Kukah was invited by the DSS for his comments on the state of the nation slamming.

The statement suggested to the DSS that the popular Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, should be invited for questioning for what the youths called “fraternising with bandits”.

According to the statement, Bishop Kukah committed no offence.

It said the government should channel her energy in the fight to liberate the country from terrorists and bandits.

It regretted that recently, more than 200 people were killed in Zamfara State and villagers displaced.

The statement added, “The DSS has extended her invitation to us, not Bishop Kukah, and we will honour it. The DSS should first invite Ahmad Gumi for questioning for interfacing with bandits.”

The youths said that controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi had advised people in the terrorised North-West of Nigeria on how they can live in peace with the armed bandits occupying their forests.

YOWICAN quoted Gumi as saying that people could develop mutual relationship with the bandits without being harmed.

The group lamented that Sheikh Gumi had been fraternising with the bandits and he had been working freely without any invitation from the DSS or police.

“The DSS has invited Bishop Matthew Kukah for questioning, days after the prominent Catholic priest ramped up his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to curb nationwide insecurity,” the statement noted.

Bishop Kukah had slammed President Buhari in his Christmas sermon, saying the Nigerian leader had failed to show competence as terrorists, bandits and other violent criminals embark on a coordinated and relentless rampage across the country.

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Photos from Alao Akala’s candle night

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Hundreds of residents of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, on Wednesday, organized a candle night procession in honour of a former governor of the State, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Alao-Akala is an indigene of Ogbomoso, the second largest city in the State. The former police officer died in the early hours of Wednesday, 12th January, 2022.

He was the governor of the State between 2007 and 2011.

To pay their last respect for the former governor, youths, women and men in their hundreds organized a candle night procession in honor of the former governor.

The event attracted friends, family and supporters of the late politician.

The procession, which started around 4.pm, took off from Alao-Akala’s residence.

It moved through Takie, Sabo, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Orita Naira, Oja’gbo, Ijeru, Arowomole, Oja Akande and Seminary.

All the participants wore black attires.

They described the former Governor as someone whose legacies cannot be forgotten in a hurry.

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Minna district head suspended over forceful marriage

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District Head of Allawa in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Mallam Bello Haruna has been suspended by Minna Emirate Council for engaging in forceful marriage.

The district head who was accused of forcefully marrying out a girl (name withheld), humiliating her father and also ordering that she be beaten by vigilantes, was also accused of insubordination by not answering the calls from the Emirate council leaders to explain some of the complaints against him.

In a letter signed by the Emirate’s assistant secretary, Usman Umaru Guni, the district head was accused of not having the leadership qualities necessary for peace and progress of the community he was appointed to lead.

Galadima Allawa, Ahmadu Magaji has now been appointed as the acting district head.

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AMCON MD, Ahmed Kuru, allegedly in EFCC net

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The Managing Director of Assets Management Company of Nigeria, Ahmed Kuru, has allegedly been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Sahara Reporters reports that Kuru, who has been accused of assets diversion and selling of seized assets by businessmen accused of loan default with banks, to cronies at below value prices, was invited by the EFCC on Wednesday, January 19.

A source at the EFCC confirmed to the publication that Kuru was invited by the commission after confirmation of him selling assets worth billions of naira belonging to Atlantic.

“Kuru will certainly spend the night with the commission as he is still undergoing interrogation,” the source said.

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