Governor Wike Declares 3 Days Fasting And Prayer For Rivers’ Rerun Elections
The Rivers Government has declared a three-day fasting to seek God’s intervention for peace and order in the state, ahead of the December 10, rerun elections.
Mr Austin Tam-George, the state Commissioner for Information, stated this in a statement he issued on Monday in Port Harcourt.
According to the commissioner, the fasting will span between Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 9.
He said that Governor Nyesom Wike pleaded with residents and churches in the state to actively participate in the spiritual exercise.
He added that “The fasting will involve churches and residents of the state; the essence is to seek God’s divine intervention in the election.
“We know that when we seek the face of God, He will cause our state to have a peaceful rerun election and no principality or power can stand Him.’’
He enjoined Rivers people to engage in acts capable of promoting peace during the election.
Checkout New Improved Amount Lagos Will Pay Dead Police Officers
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has increased the death benefits for police officers that die in active service in the state to 10 million naira.
The Governor raised the benefits from N1m for rank and file and N2m for senior officers, saying that his administration would stop at nothing to ensure the safety of all Lagos state residents.
“This gesture of the pragmatic Governor of Lagos, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode is unprecedented, unparalleled and unsurpassed in the history of public service in Nigeria. When Policemen are slain in their encounter with men of the underworld, we wear long faces and make emotive dirges without walking our talks .”
“The woes of the dependents left behind by such officers are exacerbated by economic drought and despondency. No doubt, there is no sum of money that equals life; but then, when it comes to compensation, it is only meaningful if it is adequate, sufficient and has the desired effect” The Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security, Tunde Braimoh said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Governor made the announcement after he was presented with two awards recently won in South Africa by the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command.
Read Wole Soyinka’s Apology To President Buhari
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari after criticizing him for praising Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh.
Buhari praised Jammeh, who has ruled for 22 years, for conceding defeat to election winner, Adama Barrow.
Soyinka criticized Buhari after apparently assuming that the Nigerian president was congratulating Jammeh for winning the elections.
“Please help me beg President Buhari, I don’t say he shouldn’t congratulate Trump because there is no way one can avoid Trump but you can avoid petty little dictators like Jammeh of Gambia who is the opposite of everything one would expect of the true African leader for his citizens. Please President Buhari, restrict yourself to those you absolutely have to congratulate,” the Nobel laureate said.
In his apology to Buhari, Soyinka explained that he had reacted based on a miscommunication.
“Just before setting off for my media chat at Freedom Park, I was handed a Sunday newspaper with a comment on the recently concluded Gambian Presidential elections. I totally misheard the comment and thought that ex-President Jammeh had again succeeded in manipulating the votes to remain on the continent’s ‘sit-tight’ roll of dishonour,” he said.
“It turned out that I had obtained the wrong picture. The torturer and notorious administrator of hallucinogenic broths to citizens had been dethroned. I therefore take back my criticism of Nigeria’s message of congratulations.
“Let the entire West African sub-region and indeed the entire continent rejoice in the overthrow of the monatrocity who had sworn to rule for a billion years, a throw-back autocrat with delusions of eternal power who casually tossed opposition in dungeons and threw the keys away.
“Once again, my apologies for the miscommunication. I rejoice with the long-suffering citizens of Gambia, encourage the rehabilitation of that land strip, and recovery of its existence in full liberty, freed of fear, and restored to dignity as part of the sentient species,” he added.
Soyinka also said that Jammeh must be prosecuted “for his twenty-two years of boastful misrule and crimes against humanity.”
Like Olamide, Vector To Stage Live Concert In Lagos This December
Rapper Vector tha viper has announced a “Lafiaji” Experience Vector Live Concert scheduled to hold on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
This is to take a week after the release of his third studio album ‘Lafiaji’ expected to drop December 20, 2016.
“Lafiaji” which will follow “State of Surprise” (2010) and “The Second Coming” (2012) is expected to wow the Hip Hop and rap community in Nigeria and potentially Africa and beyond.
The emcee who is also expected to drop a joint album with rapper Jesse Jagz, titled “The JV album” at some point later.