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Peter Odili was not my classmate – Peter Obi breaks silence, explains

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Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has denied claiming that former Rivers State Governor Peter Odili was his high school classmate.

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During a project commissioning event in Rivers organized by Nyesom Wike, Obi stated, “Peter Odili was my senior at (CKC); we played football together.” If Odili is unable to play, we will have lost that day.

“Everyone knows about my school and my classmates. Not some people who no one knows about their classmates or the schools they attended.”

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Critics have condemned him on social media platforms. According to them, Odili was born in 1948 and graduated from high school in 1967, whereas Obi was admitted to CKC in 1973 and graduated in 1978.

Odili had obviously graduated before Peter Obi was admitted to CKC.

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Obi responded to people’s comments in a statement sent to Vanguard, saying his remarks were misconstrued.

“Some people misinterpreted my remarks when I visited Port Harcourt,” he said. Dr. Peter Odili, the former Governor of Rivers State, and I are among the prominent Nigerians who attended Christ the King College (CKC) Onitsha and are still alumni of the school.

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“I did not say that former Governor Odili was my classmate; rather, I said that he was a great footballer in my school, and we all cherished and remembered his football exploits when we first arrived.”

“I was in CKC from 1973 to 1978 and Dr Peter Odili had graduated before I got into the school. He was such a fabulous footballer whose image still loomed large even in our time, especially considering the fact that my Primary School was very close to CKC.

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“The Primary School that I attended, Santa Maria School/Holy Trinity School, were both owned by the same Catholic Church that owned Christ the King College (CKC), Onitsha. In fact, both Primary Schools were feeder schools to CKC, and a large number of pupils who passed through the schools ended up in CKC for secondary education.”

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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Peter Obi Attends Gospel Musical Concert ‘The Experience’ In Lagos+Photo

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Friday, attended the annual gospel musical concert organised by House On The Rock church in Lagos.

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Upon his introduction, Obi was welcomed with cheers from the crowd.

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