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Woman Who Was K|lled Alongside Her Mother Who Came For ‘Ọmụgwọ’ By Kidnappers In Abuja Had Just Given Birth To Her First Child After 10 Years Of Waiting

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A nursing mother, Christiana Igba and her mum, Maria Agbo, were k!lled by bandits in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja,

It was reported that Christiana’s mother came to Abuja from Benue State to celebrate the birth of her grandchild when the tragic incident happened.

It was gathered that Christiana, the wife of a police officer, Simon Igba, had just given birth to her first child after ten years of waiting.

According to reports, the kidnappers abducted Christiana, her mother and her one-month-old baby from their residence near the Mopol Barracks, in the Dei-Dei area of FCT about two weeks ago.

The kidnappers demanded N90m ransom from the family as a condition to release the victims.

It was learnt that the kidnappers contacted Christiana’s husband and after negotiation, they settled for N10 million.

The kidnappers asked Simon to get the money ready before 10 am on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

However, before the agreed time, the kidnappers called Simon to inform him that his baby was sick and had been handed over to another victim who was released that day.

The kidnappers gave the released victim Simon’s phone number and told her to call him when she gets to the hospital with the baby.

The hospital called Igba and he went there and recovered his baby.

A few hours later, the family received a report that Christiana and her mother had been k|lled.

Some police officers recovered the c0rpses and deposited them at the Kubwa General Hospital.

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After Meeting NGF Chairman, Akpabio Apologies To state Givernors Over N30bn Claim

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The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has finally apologised to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) under the leadership of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State over his comment on the N30bn allowance allegedly given to them to cushion the effect of inflation in food prices.

This was coming after the Senate President held a meeting with the NGF Chairman and some of his counterparts in Abuja yesterday.

Akpabio had, at a plenary sitting last Tuesday, said an “unverified report” indicated that state governors received N30bn each from the Federation Account to cushion the effect of inflation and the high cost of food prices.

The statement has generated controversies in the public space, with some commentators asking governors to come clean about the money they did not collect.

However, on Monday, Akpabio in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Eseme Eyiboh, retracted the statement, saying the SP held the governors in high esteem.

The statement reads below:

“During the session, the President of the Senate commented on the payment of an unverified cumulative sum of about N30bn to the sub-national governments by the Federal Government for various interventions to ameliorate the food situation of our citizens at the sub-national governments.

“The unfortunate conjectures to take away the kernel in the material facts of FAAC payment are rather regretted. In considering the well-intended motive of urging state governments to collaborate with the Federal government of President Bola Tinubu to facilitate strategic interventions to mitigate the prevailing economic situation in the country remains the underpinning motivation in the comment.

“The President of the Senate is not oblivious to the fact that state governments are functional partners in all the efforts of the current administration of President Bola Tinubu and are also valuable stakeholders’ in the various legislative engagements of the legislature in creating the nexus between the legislature and the people.”

Eyiboh added that Akpabio has always demonstrated commitment to team building and shall not do less in the circumstance.

He, therefore, urged the sub-national governments not to be distracted by any misunderstanding of the context and true meaning of the statement.

He added, “The President of the Senate recognises and appreciates the current efforts of the governors at ameliorating the adverse effects of the current inclement socio-economic environment and therefore invites more hands on the plow to complement the renewed hope agenda.”

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Police arrest wanted Abuja kidnapper, Dahiru after Wike’s N20m Bounty

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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested a wanted notorious kidnapper, Saidu Abdulkadir, popularly known as Dahiru Adamu.

This comes barely three days after the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike placed a N20m bounty on the suspect and one other wanted kidnapper, Abu Ibrahim.

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PHOTOS: FG welcomes Super Eagles with breakfast

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The Super Eagles have arrived in the Federal Capital Territory after their second-place finish at the just concluded African Cup of Nations final.

Players including Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Ola Aina, Frank Onyeka, Calvin Bassey, Ademola Lookman, Kenneth Omeruo, Joe Aribo and Williams Troost-Ekong were at the welcome breakfast at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

Members of the coaching crew are also at the breakfast.

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