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My abductors thought my son is rich – Samson Siasia’s mother
Beauty Ogere Siasia, the mother of former Super Eagles player and coach, Samson Siasia, who was released by her abductors on Sunday says that her kidnappers think her son’s rich.
“They didn’t beat me. They took me to their place. They took care of me. When I was sick, they bought drugs. They cooked and gave to me. There were days that there was no food. Those days, they ‘drank’ garri and gave me garri to drink too. Sometimes, they cooked soup, prepared garri and we ate. But on Sunday, they told me we had stayed for too long and they were tired of our problem,” she said.
The 80 years old mother of the former Nigerian player spent 77 days in kidnappers den. She was abducted on July 15, 2019 at her residence in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Atiku describes Stanley Nwabia’s death as sorrowful
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the death of Mr. Stanley Nwabia, a political/social media activist, as sorrowful.
“It is a cause for sobering emotions to read about the sudden demise of @MrStanleyNwabia. A patriotic Nigerian and a forthright supporter of our great party,” Atiku twitted.
Obiano accuses opposition of plotting trouble in Anambra State ahead
of 2021 poll
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State alleges that the opposition in the state was plotting to introduce criminality in the state ahead of the 2021 governorship election.
The governor on Sunday alleges that the plot was to rubbish the security arrangements in the state ahead of the next poll.
Obiano had previously accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to destabilize his government.
Bakare insists he would emerge Nigeria’s President after Buhari
Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, has reaffirmed that he would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I’ll probably be the first President preaching on Sunday,” Bakare told his church.
“(Some are saying) supposing it does not work; that is your opinion; when it works, I’ll invite you to the table. You think at this age I will deny things I said,” he stated.
Nigerians rebuke President Buhari’s government over refusal to
obey court orders
Nigerians have expressed disappointment over the repeated disobedience of law by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
The outcry came following the refusal of the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, following the order by the Federal High Court in Abuja to release him.
Apart from Sowore, Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser; Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, Shiite leader; Jones Abiri; are all under detention despite their release orders issued by the court.
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