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DSS Invites Oasis Magazine Publisher Over Publication On Delta SDP Crisis

Publisher of Oasis Magazine, Daniel Dafe Umukoro, has been invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) over a publication made by the media house on the ongoing crisis in the Social Democratic Party, Delta State Chapter.

In a statement made available to media houses, Umukoro said he received a call from a DSS operative in Asaba, saying a petition was written by one Amb Oke Idawene Hexx.

Although the said operative did not disclose the content of the petition, the publisher said it is connected to a recent publication on oasismagazine.com.ng where a chieftain of the party, Sir Ohwo Benson Oghotoma (OBO) called for the arrest of Idawene for parading himself as the Chairman of the party, saying he has since been removed.

According to Umukoro, his involvement by the DSS in the matter was appalling, adding that a discussion about two days ago between him and Idawene was that he would send a statement to the publisher as his own side of the story for publication on the magazine’s website.

“Idawene was angry that we did not hear his own side of the story. But at the time we went to press with the report we were unable to reach Idawene and when he called I was glad that I can now allow him to say his views on the development but got surprised that a man I hear has so much exposure decided to run to the DSS even after we both agreed that he will send his rejoinder to me. Maybe this issue is the more you look the less you see. With time we will find out.

“Is it at the DSS office that he wants to grant me the interview I asked him to say his own side?

“People must learn to use all avenues for resolutions before they disturb our ever-busy security operatives.

“I did not publish an investigation. It was an interview I did. Secondly, I gave him an opportunity to speak, but he shunned it may be because he has close ties with the DSS. I also hope someone or some persons is/are not using him to get at me because I have always been one voice that is against many things that do not go down well with some corrupt tendencies in the state.

“I will honour the invitation. But, I think the world should know that a hardworking man like me is trying to be roped into what I have no business with. Sir Oghotoma spoke. Why not try to prove that you are the authentic chairman rather than taking your party’s internal crisis to the DSS?

“I am even aware that the national executive of the party has since initiated peace moves for the aggrieved factions in the party.

“Well, as I said, I will honour the invitation. I don’t see any wrongdoing by me here. I have already notified the NUJ, ACNPN, lawyers and a few rights groups. So journalists, publishers and others in the state are already aware of the unnecessary and failure-programmed attempted intimidation they are directing at me which will not work. Maybe Idawene is trying to mute me. I wouldn’t want to be dragged into SDP crisis because I don’t belong to any political party.

“If he has an ulterior motive other than my publication, I urge him to retrace his step and give peace a chance. I have never met him and so I have no ill-will towards him. It was an interview and press statement I published. I gave him his own chance, he turned it down because maybe he wants to prove that he is a friend to the DSS,” Dafe said.

According to sources, Umukoro was asked to appear at the DSS office on Monday but said that day was not fixable and is yet to pick a date to honour the invitation.

Meanwhile, sources said Sir Oghotoma and Mr Austin Okakor who Oghotoma and his supporters and many party faithful believe is the authentic Chairman of the party have also been invited by the DSS.

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Former Military Administrator Of Oyo And Ondo, Ahmed Usman Is Dead

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Ahmed Usman, the former military administrator of Oyo and Ondo states is dead.

 

Usman died in the early hours of Wednesday, April 14 in Jos, Plateau State capital. The deceased who retired from the army as a colonel hails from Okura in Kogi state but was the military administrator of Ondo from 1994 to 1996 and Oyo from 1996 to 1998.

 

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello who confirmed his death, said the late military administrator was concerned about the growth and development of the state.

 

A statement released by his spokesperson Muhammed Onogwu, read;

 

“Governor Bello described Col. Usman, who hailed from Okura, Dekina Local Government of the State, as a worthy ambassador of the Confluence State who excelled in his chosen profession and blossomed through the ranks

“He noted that although he majorly served his fatherland outside his state of origin, he was sternly concerned about the growth and development of Kogi State particularly in its political affairs and the quality of leadership hence he indicated interest to govern the state in 2011.”

 

Governor Bello condoled with the family, friends of the late military Administrator and the people of Kogi East, particularly the Dekina local government area.

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6 Nigerian Siblings Who Are All Medics In The US Go Viral On LinkedIn

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6 Nigerian siblings, who all work in the medical profession, have gone viral on LinkedIn.

 

One of the siblings, named Chinyere Okpaleke, a medical doctor who works at Memorial Hermann Medical Group in the United States, took to LinkedIn to show off her siblings.

 

In the photos, all the siblings are seen wearing their blue medic uniforms with white coats. Among the siblings are medical doctors, nurse practitioners and one physician assistant.

 

In the caption, Chinyere wrote that she would choose the 6 Okpaleke children over the Kardashians.

 

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

 

She added that she knows their parents and ancestors will be proud of them.

 

While some reacted to her post by hailing her and her siblings, others pointed out that the comparison was not necessary and all professions, be it a medical profession or entertainment,  are important.

 

Below are some reactions.

 

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

6 Nigerian siblings who are all medics in the US go viral on LinkedIn

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Group Advocates Ban On Open Grazing In Edo

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A Non-governmental organisation, New Nigeria Initiative (NNI), Wednesday, advocated a ban on open grazing to prevent herders and farmers clash in Edo.

The group said Edo and the entire country were being gripped by endemic brutality, untold cruelties and awful cycles of events arising from clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

President of the group, Mr Uwadiae Odigie, stated this when the group visited the state acting permanent secretary, state ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Peter Aikhuomobhogbe, in Benin .

According to him, “NNI had in the wake of these attacks in June, 2000 dropped a private bill titled:  “the Prohibition of cattle grazing” in the State House of Assembly.
“But, regrettably nothing came out of it and the result has been the reign of reckless bloodshed by  criminal herdsmen in the State.
“The unabated tragic drama mostly in Edo spurred us to re-introduced a modified version of the bill  to the Dtate House of Assembly.”
Responding, the acting permanent secretary said government was concerned about the security situation in the state.

Aikhuomobhogbe said, “Government is doing its best to ensure food security in the state. If the cattle continue to destroy farmlands, it will affect food security.”

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