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Tompolo absent as family marks his 47th birthday

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Tompolo absent as family marks his 47th birthday

Family members and friends Thursday celebrated the forty seventh birthday bash of ex-militant leader, High Chief Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo.

Tompolo’s whereabouts has remained unknown since the Federal Government declared him wanted.

Comrade Guwor Emomotimi, a nephew to Tompolo stated that they celebrated him to make Nigerian Government know he is a man of justice and peace.

Emomotimi added that they celebrated Tompolo because he had brought development to Gbaramatu Kingdom and Nigeria in general, stressing that,”He is our Icon. He represents the struggle of the Niger Delta.”

“As a young man, when the Warri South-West headquarters was relocated, he stood his ground and today, that Local Government headquarters has been returned back to its original state.

“His contribution to the struggle to emancipate our people from the oppressive leadership of Nigeria Government. That struggle resulted to the very first Ijaw man, Goodluck Jonathan, a minority to be president of Nigeria.

“That was his contribution. He attracted the Nigeria Maritime University. His persistent struggle brought about Amnesty programme. So many of our young ones who would not have gone to university are now graduates. That’s because Tompolo stood his ground to make what is wrong, right.

“The man is always standing for what is right, which is justice for his people. That’s why he is being persecuted by the Nigerian Government. By God’s grace, he will be vindicated. We will celebrate him every year.

“Our prayer is that God will continue to guide and protect him. By the grace of God, we will celebrate him at 100. For us, he is a living legend.”

Prominent Gbaramatu leader, Chief Wellington Bobo and the Ijaw Women Connect, IWC, called on the Ijaws to stand firm behind Ex.Militant Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo Alias Tompolo in his travails with the Federal Government.

Chief Bobo said,”I beg Ijaw nation to stand firm for this our great son, High Chief Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo Alias Tompolo. He has suffered. People are looking for him to kill but God never allowed that because God has sent him to deliver the Ijaw nation.”

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Oyo government shuts Obasanjo Farms in Ibadan

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The Oyo State government on Tuesday sealed Obasanjo Farms and 15 other businesses over failure to pay the state’s Environmental Development Levy.

The enforcement order was executed by the state’s inter-ministerial enforcement unit being coordinated by the Board of Internal Revenue.

Other companies affected by the order included Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, Evans Brother, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic, MRS oil and Rasmed Publicity.

Chairman of the board, Bicci Alli, told journalists that the order became necessary after the failure of the companies to comply with the state tax laws’ directives despite being served reminders on several occasions.

He said, “We went to restrain some corporate organisations that failed to pay what is due to the Oyo State government after giving due notices, demand notices and even public notices to that effect and they failed to pay.

“So we went to those places to stop them from having access to their premises until they comply with the directive and do the right thing.”

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Nnamdi Kanu is in London, says Orji Kalu

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Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Tuesday said the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is in London.

He claimed that Kanu fled to the United Kingdom during the time the military were looking for him.

Kalu disclosed this in an interview with newsmen after meeting former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi, IBB, in Minna.

He said: “Nnamdi Kanu is where I told you he is, he is in London. He is safe”.

Kalu explained that he visited IBB to canvass support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kalu explained that his campaign for President Buhari had nothing to do with the South-East getting the presidency in 2023 or his perceived presidential ambition.

On the crises over the emergence of candidates at the forthcoming primary election nationwide, Kalu said conflict of interests were normal in politics.

“The crisis is part of political development, if there is no crisis there will not be political development. Crisis is what makes political development there must be crisis and there must be solution”.

The former Governor and his entourage arrived at Babangida’s Hilltop residence Tuesday afternoon in three black Toyota SUVs and two Hillux Vans.

Kalu was ushered into the guest room, where he held a 2-hour closed-door meeting with IBB.

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”I am not involved in inter/intra party politics” – Pastor Adeboye denies begging Tinubu on behalf of Ambode

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''I am not involved in inter/intra party politics'' - Pastor Adeboye denies begging Tinubu on behalf of Ambode

There have been reports that the former Lagos state governor Bola Tinubu, had allegedly decided to stop Ambode’s bid for a second term in office by replacing him with Babajide Sanwoolu. This according to the same report, led to an alleged phone conversation between Pastor Adeboye and Tinubu, in which the general overseer begged Tinubu not to dump Ambode.

But in a statement issued on Pastor Adeboye’s social media accounts, RCCG General Overseer has denied ever making the call.

“Our attention has been drawn to news making the rounds from dailies especially the New Telegraph that Pastor E.A Adeboye, the General Overseer of the RCCG had a recent phone conversation with the Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

“We would like to inform the general public that this is false and Pastor E.A Adeboye has not and would not be involved in inter/intra party politics in Nigeria and anywhere RCCG is present across the world. Pastor E.A Adeboye advises all well meaning Nigerians just like him to get their PVCs and exercise their civic duty.

“God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”''I am not involved in inter/intra party politics'' - Pastor Adeboye denies begging Tinubu on behalf of Ambode

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