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Ramadan: TUC calls for sober reflection

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The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has urged the Muslim faithful to have a sober reflection because of the challenge posed by the COVID -19 pandemic.

It made the call in a statement jointly signed by its President, Mr. Quadri Olaleye, and Secretary-General, Mr. Musa-Lawal Ozigi, on Saturday, in celebration of the Ramadan festival.

“The world is in a dire strait, and as true Muslims, adherence to the teaching of the Holy Quran and the lessons from the life of the prophet Muhammad can help heal our wound.

“We must show love to one another now more than ever before; also, Nigerians must maintain peace, a corruption-free society, and love one another irrespective of religious affinities to forge ahead, ” the statement read.

The TUC said that the essence of the celebrations includes living sacrificial lives, sincere initiation, and implementation of worthy policies by public officers.

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It called for transparency on the part of the government, ensuring that people were not denied their rights.

“We call on the Federal Government and other tiers of government to rise up to the task of rebuilding the economy; deal with the issue of tribalism, nepotism, corruption, religious intolerance that plagued the country before now.

“The COVID-19 is just an additional plague; if we miss the opportunity of redirecting our affairs now, we may never get it right again.

“As a people, we must all submit ourselves to the will of the Almighty God, knowing that He alone can help us to overcome the present challenges, no matter how thorny or weighty they may appear at the moment, ” the statement read.

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Delta: Popular baker, Achiki, dies in auto crash

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Delta: Popular baker, Achiki, dies in auto crash

Tragedy struck as Popular Delta baker, Achiki Okoacha, lost her life in a fatal auto crash along Agbor road.

According to reports surrounding her demise, Achiki who was in the company of her friend, Jenny, was returning from Asaba where she had gone to deliver a cake.

The last that was seen of her was a Snapchat video made by Jenny, who is said to be currently in a coma at the hospital.

The Snapchat video shows Achiki driving her white Venza car, while Jenny made a video as Mayorkun’s ‘Of Lagos‘ played in the background.
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Three killed as suspected herdsmen invade villages in Ibadan

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Three persons have been sent to their early graves when suspected Bororo Fulani herdsmen invaded some communities in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The affected villages included Ikereku, Pade, Olanla and Babalola villages and residents of the villages were said to be living in fear at present. The invaders were said to have stormed the villages on Sunday with dangerous weapons, including guns.

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Names of the three persons reportedly killed were given as Ope Babalola, Waheed Ganiyu and Yemi Sunday Osuolale.

They were shot dead in their farms by the attackers and their lifeless bodies were picked up in the bush.

A resident of one of the villages, who did not want his name mentioned in print, said:

“In the early hours of yesterday (Sunday), the Bororo Fulani herders raided Ikereku, Pade, Olanla and Babalola villages. They succeeded in killing our people on their various farm locations. By evening, we arrested four of them and had since been handed over to Moniya Divisional Police Station.”

The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the attack, though described the attackers as hoodlums, said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime.

“Yes, the hoodlums attacked a village, Olanla and shot three men. Two of the suspects have been arrested while police detectives have been despatched to the village to get other suspects arrested,” Fadeyi stated.

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My colleague stabbed my mother twice, raped her- Nigerian soldier narrates

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My colleague stabbed my mother twice, raped her, Nigerian soldier narrates

Following the rape and unjust murder of a 100 level student of the University of Benin, a former Nigerian soldier has shared a heartrending story of how his mother was raped by his colleague in the barracks where he lived.

Narrating the sad incident via his Twitter handle @FestusNG, the former soldier disclosed that he was still serving in 146 Batallion and his mum had come to pay him a visit in the barracks.

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According to the former soldier, a fellow soldier found his way into his house, stabbed his mum and raped her after he left for duty.

”Rape is a disgusting thing. When I was a soldier serving in 146 battalion. My mum visited me, brought foodstuffs, cooked all sorts of food and served my neighbours (soldiers).

At 6 pm, I left for my duty. My neighbour broke into the ceiling and gained entry into my apartment.

Stabbed my mum twice at the back and raped her. My mum was a mess and almost took her own life. I didn’t forgive myself until I left the army. When you plan of raping anyone, you plan to destroy them. Say No to Rape.” he tweeted.

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