Connect with us

News

Ondo APC supports call to probe Akintelure’s death

Published

on

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has backed the call for the probe of the death of one of the party’s governorship aspirants, Dr Paul Akintelure.

Akintelure died on March 19 in Lagos following a brief illness. He was aged 61.

A few days before his death, the governorship aspirant had, in a statement issued through his media aide, Olalekan Akintelure, alleged a threat to his life. He, however, said he would not succumb to any form of intimidation in his governorship quest.

“The threats against me only strengthen my resolve to stand up for what is right and just. I will not allow fear to dictate our path forward, for us to embrace peace, progress, and unity. Our collective strength lies in us to stand together as one, regardless of our differences,” Akintelure had said.

Following his sudden death, party elders, under the auspices of the Ondo APC Aborigines, called on the state governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to investigate Akintelure’s death, considering his allegation of threat to life.

The group’s chairman, Sola Iji, a former Ambassador to Togo, said, “A few days back he spoke out about the threat to his life. If he so expressed that threat, even though we do not know the details, we call on the governor to unravel whatever mystery is surrounding his death.

“It is part of the responsibility of government to protect lives and property.”

Corroborating the elders’ position, the Ondo State APC, through its Publicity Secretary, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, said there was a need for investigation to clear all insinuations about the matter

“There is nothing wrong in investigating the cause of Dr. Akintelure’s death. The people of Ondo State, his political associates, and all concerned citizens deserve to know.

“There are insinuations all over the place. It is only a thorough investigation that can lay to rest dangerous speculations. The party has no objections to the call for an investigation into the unfortunate development, “ Kalejaiye stated.

Continue Reading

News

Reps South Wes Caucus Condemn Activities of Acclaimed Yoruba Nation Agitators

Published

on

By Gloria Ikibah
The South West Caucus of the House of Representatives has condemned in strong terms the recent activities carried out by acclaimed Yoruba Nation Agitators, which have caused unrest and pose a threat to the peace and stability of our region.
This was contained in a statement signed  by Leaderof Southwest Caucus/Deputy Chief Whip, Rep. PAdewunmi Oriyomi Onanuga, Chairman, Southwest Caucus, Rep. Abiodun James Faleke and Secretary General, Southwest Caucus, Rep. Taofeek Ajilesoro on Monday in Abuja.
The statement reads: “As representatives of the people, we stand firmly against any form of unlawful behavior and violence that undermines the rule of law and the unity of our country, Nigeria. It is essential that all grievances and demands be addressed through peaceful and lawful means, respecting the rights and well-being of all citizens.
“We urge all parties involved to engage in constructive dialogue, prioritize the welfare of our people, and work towards finding peaceful and lasting solutions to any grievances,” said Rt. Hon.Dr Abiodun James Faleke, Chairman of the South West Caucus of the House of Representatives. “Violence and lawlessness have no place in our society, and we call on all individuals to uphold the principles of peace, unity, and respect for the rule of law.
“The South West Caucus remains committed to upholding the values of democracy, justice, and unity in our region and the country at large. Together, we can overcome challenges and build a better future for all”.
Continue Reading

News

How I Made A Vow 34 Years Ago Never To Watch Tv Again – Pope Francis

Published

on

Pope Francis has disclosed that he made a vow 34 years ago to stop watching television.

The revered clergyman said he placed himself on the self-imposed ban after stumbling across a smutty show.

He explained that the vulgar viewing was so bad for his conscience that he had to place a TV ban on himself.

The Supreme Pontiff said he hasn’t watched the box for almost 34 years.

He said: “I was watching television in the lounge with my fellow priests.

“It was July 15, 1990, and some scenes of an adult nature, to put it delicately, were being shown — something that was not good for the heart.

“Nothing risqué, of course, but when I went back to my room, I said to myself, ‘A priest cannot look at such things.’

And so, the following day, during the mass for the feast of the Madonna del Carmelo, I vowed never to watch television again.”

His Holinesss, 87, said that one of the last things he watched properly on TV was the fall of the Berlin Wall – in 1989.

He, however, stated that there have been a couple of exceptions to his self-imposed sanction.

Speaking via his new book “Life: My Story Through History”, Pope Francis said, “Only very occasionally do I allow myself to watch: for example, when a new president is sworn in, or I watched briefly once when there had been a plane crash.

“I switched it on, too, to follow Sunday mass while I was being treated at the Gemelli University Hospital in Rome.

“But I didn’t watch the coronation of Charles III, the new British king, for example, or many other important world events. Not out of disdain, but because I made a vow.”

Continue Reading

News

Clark wants special taskforce to rescue Chibok girls

Published

on

Pa Edwin Clark, Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), has urged the Federal Government to appoint a special taskforce to ensure the rescue of the remaining Chibok girls held by Boko Haram

The elder statesman made the call while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday at a ceremony to mark the Chibok girls’ 10th anniversary in captivity.

While expressing displeasure over the failure of past administrations to rescue the girls, Clark urged President Bola Tinubu to leave no stones unturned to secure the release of the girls.

“About 90 of them are still missing after 10 years. This should be a source of worry and concern to any government.

“Tinubu should appoint a special taskforce with brave soldiers, who are competent and transparent and not nepotic.

“Their main duty will be to travel at all times to Sambisa forest or where ever these citizens are, to look for these girls and rescue them.

“In giving this advice, I also want to add that a time limit should be given to them to carry out this task.”

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2024