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Abuja Agog As Obi of Issele-Uku visits FCT

The Federal Capital Territory Abuja, was yesterday (7th November) agog with the presence of His Royal Majesty, Agbogidi Obi Nduka, the Obi of Issele-Uku, who is on a working visit to the sit of power as part of his 2019 annual programme schedule.

The amiable and highly revered monarch was overwhelmingly received by the people of Issele-Uku Kingdom and other officials of government in Abuja.

He would begin his mission today (8th November) with a visit to key government offices in Aso Rock and National Assembly, including the National Museum.

Agbogidi Nduka is billed to address a general assembly of his hosts under the aegis of Issele-Uku Development Union, Abuja Chapter with the Senator representing Delta North, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the Minority Leader of the House of Reps, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and DG National Council of Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe as special guests of honour respectively at the International Conference Centre Abuja.

The Obi who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at exactly few minutes before 5pm was accompanied on the visit by eminent members of his cabinet, and was royally received by the people of Issele-Uku as traditionally required of them.

 

 

 

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Veteran Nollywood actor Chief Bruno Iwuoha is dead

Nollywood mourns again as veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha has been confirmed dead.

Bruno died after battling with diabetes and going blind for years.

His painful dead was made known by  close associates and filmmaker, Derik Zai who revealed that the actor died at the National Hospital, Abuja.

According to him, Chief Bruno has been in coma for about 3 weeks, and everything done to stabilize him couldn’t bring him back to life.

His remains has been deposited at the hospital mortuary.

His family members is yet to put out official notice and announce his burial arrangements.

Bruno Iwuoha’s death is coming weeks after Nollywood lost veteran actor, Sadiq Daba.

who  died on Wednesday, March 4 at a Lagos hospital.

Sadiq Daba’s last movie appearance was in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Citation’ which was released in October 2020.

The ace broadcaster had gone public with his illness in November 2017.when he revealed he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. (more…)

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Insecurity: Gov Wike bans meeting of Igbo group in Oyigbo

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has placed a ban on the planned meeting of some Igbo residents in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.

The Governor took the decision over fears that such meetings could spark fresh unrest in the LGA.

A group known as United Igbo Community was scheduled to hold a meeting at Oyigbo on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

But the State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim, directed security agencies “to ensure that the said meeting does not hold to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the area.”

Oyigbo LGA is considered a stronghold of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The LGA recently witnessed a major crisis involving the military and members of the IPOB which led to a military operation in which soldiers and civilians were killed.

Aside from that, the meeting of the Igbo community is coming up at a time when the nation is grappling with attacks on police and government facilities.

The police headquarters in Owerri and the state prison were recently attacked and over 1000 prisoners freed.

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JUST IN: Ex President Jonathan mourns Tukur formal minister’s death,Mahmud Tukur, ex-Nigerian minister, is dead

Mahmud Tukur, a former minister of commerce and industry, is dead.

He died Friday in Abuja, a relative told TNC24.

Mr Tukur served as minister during the military government of Muhammadu Buhari. He is believed to have remained close to Mr Buhari, Nigeria’s current democratic president.

Mr Tukur was also the first vice-chancellor of the Bayero University, Kano. A businessman, Mr Tukur sat on the boards of many organisations and businesses.

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