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BREAKING: Reggae Superstar, Bunny Wailer Is Dead, Aged 73 |The Republican News

Reggae Superstar, Bunny Wailer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer died in the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston this morning. He was 73.

“Yes. He died about 8:00 this morning. I’m still right here with him,” his manager Maxine Stowe told OBSERVER ONLINE a short while ago.

Bunny Wailer had been in and out of hospital since his second stroke in July 2020.

Hailing from Trench Town, Bunny Wailer’s given name is Neville Livingston. He is a founding member of The Wailers, which included Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

Marley died of cancer in May 11, 1981, while Tosh was killed at his St Andrew home on September 11, 1987.

Bunny Wailer’s albums include Blackheart Man, released in 1976, and Rock ‘n’ Groove which came out five years later. His hit songs include Cool Runnings, Ballroom Floor, Crucial, and Bald Head Jesus.

In 2017, the Jamaican Government awarded Bunny Wailer an Order of Merit, the country’s fourth highest honour. The Government again recognised his contribution to Jamaican music in February 2019 with a Reggae Gold Award.

Brian Bonitto

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BREAKING: Buhari Orders Immediate Halt To Mining In Zamfara, Reads Riot Acts To Bandits, Kidnappers, Others, Those Behind Them [Video]

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari gives order to armed forces and paramilitary forces plus the national intelligence departments deal with non-state actors causing trouble in Nigeria.

Also, he ordered for immediate halt to mining in Zamfara and orders the military to implement this order with full force and establish no-fly zone in Zamfara mining areas.

Buhari claimed that from Intelligence gathered that they know certain individuals who are making a fortune from the kidnapping in the country and they should be brought to book.

The president ordered the state security apparatuses to use the intelligence so far gathered on some people of interests to bring them in for prosecution.

After reading and listening to this video, if you do not get angry with this leadership, which had so much intelligence on all issues but refused to act on them but allow things to deteriorate this much, then something is not right.

How could a leader wait so long to act on such cases of insecurity that was capable of causing civil war and breaking the country into fragments?

Such is a clear case of dereliction and one would ask, was the president really seriously waiting for things to get worse before he could muster the courage to act?

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BREAKING: 42 Kagara Students, Others Freed By Bandits |The Republican News

■They are not released yet

By Jude Johnson

The 42 persons kidnapped by bandits from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State, have been released, Premium Times reports.

A total of 27 students, three staff members and 12 members of their family were abducted after the attack on the school in the early hours of Wednesday.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Niger governor, Mary Noel-Berje, confirmed their release to our reporter on Sunday evening.

She added that the kidnapped victims are on their way to Minna, where they will be formally received by the governor.

But the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger State, Mary Noel, later described as ‘rumour’, the purported release of abducted students and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara.

Earlier report announcing their release quoted a statement credited to the CPS by some credible online platforms that they were released and on their to Minna from Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State.

However, when contacted, Mrs Mary said the students were not yet released though the negotiations and discussions with bandits are on their final stage.

“The students have not been released but we are hopeful they will be released soon, we just received the kidnapped NSTA passengers and that is to show the Government commitment to making sure all the kidnapped residents of the state are free and reunited with their loved ones,” she said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Rochas Okorocha Arrested, Detained At State CID In Owerri For Vandalism [Video] |The Republican News

Senator Rochas in police Hilux truck before being taken to police station in Owerri

Sen. Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by Imo state government for personally leading the destruction and vandalism of security vehicles and breaking into the property of Imo State government.

The former Governor this afternoon led armed thugs to break into the property of the state government, destroying security vehicles and other state government properties.

Rochas Okorocha being arrested in Owerri

He is currently being held and detained at the state Cid.

Details later…

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BREAKING:Woman, Others Nabbed In Onitsha In Ministry Where She Pounds Children In Mortar For Rituals [Video]|RN

An old woman who allegedly runs one acclaimed church ministry at Awka road, Onitsha where she pounds children inside mortar for rituals has been arrested by the Anambra Police Command.

The woman who lives at Federal Housing estate, 3.3 Onitsha, has been found with many children in her house, children looking malnourished.

This is developing story.

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BREAKING: No Survivors As Military Aircraft Crashes Just Before Landing In Abuja [Video] |The Republican News

Crash scene

By HILLARY ESSIEN

A military plane has just crashed near Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, amidst reports that there were no survivors.

Aviation minister Hadi Sirika confirmed the development in a short statement on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

“A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any,” the minister said.

Source: Peoples Gazette

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BREAKING: Second Republic Lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed Dies Aged 73 |The Republican News

Dr Junaid Mohammed

By Bashir Bello

KANO – Second Republic Lawmaker representing Kano, Dr. Junaid Mohammed is dead.

The deceased son, Suleiman who confirmed the death, said Junaid died on Thursday night at the age of 73 after a brief illness which lasted for three days.

His burial will be announced by the family.

Minister of Investment and trade, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo and other sympathizers have started trooping into the house of the deceased located at No. 60 Lamido crescent, Kano to sympathize with the family.

Details later…

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BREAKING: Buhari Appoints Abdulrasheed Bawa As The New EFCC Chief |The Republican News

■ Asks Senate to confirm him to seal Magu’s ouster

By Jude Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

What this means is that the suspended and embattled former acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is effectively ousted from the system.

This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement by Femi Adeaina, that Bawa, 40, is a thorough-bred and EFCC-trained investigator.

Read the full statement…

The new anti-corruption Czar, Abdulrasheed Bawa
PRESIDENT BUHARI REQUESTS SENATE TO CONFIRM ABDULRASHEED BAWA AS EFCC BOSS

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.

Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.

He has undergone several specialized trainings in different parts of the world, and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.

Bawa holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
February 16, 2021

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BREAKING NEWS: Femi Fani-Kayode Joins APC, Dumps PDP |The Republican News

Gov. Yahaya Bello making the public announcement

By Ike A. Offor

The former minister of Aviation and PDP party Chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has finally dumped his party, PDP and joined the ruling party, APC.

There has been some speculations in the last few days, when he was seen in a meeting with the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello and another APC Chieftain.

The video below shows Gov. Yahaya Bello making the public announcement

Many doubted the rumours but Femi never disputed the news and went on yesterday to meet the former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan in what seems like a visit to explain why he had to do it.

This afternoon in a video obtained by The Republican News, the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello made it public that Femi Fani-Kayode has joined their party, APC.

This is a developing story.

Details later…..

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BREAKING: Court Orders Banks To Unfreeze Accounts Of EndSARS Promoters -|The Republican News

By Fikayo Olowolagba

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the unfreezing of accounts belonging to some promoters of the End SARS protest.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, who gave the ruling on Wednesday, ordered all affected banks to “immediately defreeze the affected accounts of End SARS promoters.”

Justice Mohammed proceeded to strike out the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1384/2020 filed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Recall that the ex-parte order to freeze the accounts for 180 days was made on November 4, 2020.

The court’s decision was reportedly informed by the withdrawal of all processes filed in relation to the suit by lawyers to all parties.

At the commencement of proceedings, former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), who appeared for the CBN Governor and Femi Falana (SAN), for those affected by the freezing order resolved to withdraw all the processes filed.

This is to ensure the unhindered progress of the ongoing process of reconciliation, at the various panels of enquiry on police brutality across the nation. (Daily Post)

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